Actor Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Moremore no Yokazô
Waseda db 201-0026 (R), 201-0027 (L); Kuniyoshi Project db
Vertical ôban; 36.5 x 24.8 cm (14 3/8 x 9 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Left sheet of an incomplete diptych.
MFA impressions: 11.28748-9, 11.28833 (left sheet only), 11.38358a-b
Play: Iro Ichiza Tego to no Fukubiki
Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi ga
Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Murata
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Mino
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