Actor Kataoka Gadô II as the Younger Brother (Otôto) Gappô, a Rokubu Pilgrim, from the series Tales of Loyalty and Heroism (Chûkô buyû den)
「忠孝武勇傳 六部弟合法」 二代目片岡我童
Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 105; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 4 (2003), #129; Keyes 1973, p. 22, mentioned under #137.9ab
Vertical chûban; 25 x 18.3 cm (9 13/16 x 7 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 08.541.64, 11.35664
Forms a diptych with 08.541.30.
Play: Chûkô Homare no Futamichi
Theater: Minami, Kyoto
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