Actor Mimasu Daigorô IV as Shimada Heizaemon in Sakura Momiji Ômi Hakkei
「桜紅葉近江八景」 「島田平左衛門」 四代目三枡大五郎
1857 (Ansei 4), 8th month
Artist Isshusai Kunikazu (Japanese, active about 1848–1868)
Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 110; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 4 (2003), #566
Vertical chûban; 25 x 16.5 cm (9 13/16 x 6 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Right sheet of incomplete triptych.
MFA impressions: 11.20666 (R sheet only), 11.37882a-c (complete triptych)
Play: Sakura Momiji Ômi Hakkei
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