Actor Ichikawa Ebizô V as Izuya no Jirô Imitating Yuranosuke (Yuranosuke o Izuya no Jirô)
「由良之助ヲ伊豆屋の二郎 市川海老蔵」 （五代目）
Waseda db 002-1033
Vertical ôban; 37 x 25 cm (14 9/16 x 9 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
The upper left sheet of an incomplete, assymmetrical two-tier triptych showing a parody of the famous letter-reading scene in Chûshingura.
Play: Sugawara-ryû Kanagaki Soga
Gototei Kunisada ga
Censor's seal: kiwame
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