Actor Mimasu Daizaburô I as a Heavenly Maiden (Tennin) and as a Fisherman (Ryôshi), in a Dance of Five Changes (Gohenge no uchi)
「古今大当り／＼」「三枡大三郎 五変化ノ内」 天人・漁師 初代三枡大三郎
Vertical ôban; 37.6 x 25.8 cm (14 13/16 x 10 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Probably a children’s play at the Tosa Theater.
Gototei Kunisada ga
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: 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