Actor Onoe Kikugorô V as a Rakugo (Comedy) Performer, from the series Thundering Names, the Pride of Tokyo (Shoka raimei Tôkyô jiman)
「諸家雷名東京自慢」 落語 五代目尾上菊五郎
Vertical ôban; 36 x 26.5 cm (14 3/16 x 10 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Each print in the series lists the names of noted people in a particular entertainment-related occupation, with a famous kabuki actor playing the part of a person of that occupation.
Censor's seal: Dragon 12 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Katada Hori Chô
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