Actor Ichikawa Omezô I as Amakawaya Gihei, from the series Stories of the True Loyalty of the Faithful Samurai (Seichû gishi den no uchi)
「誠忠義士伝之内 天川屋儀兵衛 市川男女蔵」（初代)
1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Ôyama Toyojirô (Japanese), Blockcutter Katada Chôjirô (Hori Chô) (Japanese)
Vertical ôban; 36.2 x 25.4 cm (14 1/4 x 10 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Mitate (imaginary performance).
Nanajûkyû sai Toyokuni hitsu
Censor's seal: Rat 11 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Katada Hori Chô
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