Actor Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Agemaki no Sukeroku (C), with unidentified actors as Miuraya Agemaki (R) and Miuraya Shiratama (L)
「三浦屋揚巻」 「揚巻の助六」八代目市川団十郎 「三うら屋白玉」
1855 (Ansei 2), 4th month
Publisher Izumiya Ichibei (Kansendô) (Japanese)
Vertical ôban triptych; 36 x 72.6 cm (14 3/16 x 28 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Imaginary production (mitate) starring the late Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII, who had died in 1854.
Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)
Censor's seals: aratame, Hare 4
No blockcutter's mark
By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850–d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 19, 2005)
 Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection