Actor Nakayama Tatezô I as Gokuin no Osen
Clark et al., The Actor's Image (1994), #542 (complete pentaptych); Gookin cat. #266
Hosoban; 29.5 x 13.2 cm (11 5/8 x 5 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
One sheet of incomplete pentaptych.
MFA impressions: 11.18870 (left sheet only), 21.7152-4 (triptych)
Play: Wakamurasaki Edokko Soga (Part 2, added in 2nd month to play that opened in 1st month)
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