Actor Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Toneri Matsuômaru
Vertical ôban; 36.5 x 25.2 cm (14 3/8 x 9 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Right sheet of incomplete diptych or triptych.
MFA impressions: 11.29704 (right sheet only), 11.43773a-b (diptych)
Play: Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami
Theaters: Nakamura and Ichimura
Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche
Censors' seals: Mera, Murata, shita-uri
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take
By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)
 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