Actor Iwai Kumesaburô II, No. 9 from an untitled series
Vertical ôban; 35.7 x 24.8 cm (14 1/16 x 9 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Incomplete series or multi-sheet print:
11.26869 No. 1, Matsumoto Kôshirô V
11.26870 No. 2, Seki Sanjûrô II
11.26871 No. 7, Nakamura Matsue III
11.26872 No. 8, Ichikawa Danzô IV
11.26873 No. 9, Iwai Kumesaburô III
Waseda db 001-1122 is No. 4, Iwai Hanshirô V.
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: 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