Actor Onoe Matsusuke II as the Carpenter Rokusaburô, from the series Great Hit Plays (Ôatari kyôgen no uchi)
「大当狂言ノ内 大工六三郎」 二代目尾上松助
Schaap, Kunisada (exh. cat., 2016), #55; Edo-Tokyo Museum, Dai Ukiyo-e ten (2014), #309; Asia Soc./JASA, Designed for Pleasure (2008), p. 213, #57; Ukiyo-e taikei 10 (1976), #145
Vertical ôban; 38.9 x 25.9 cm (15 5/16 x 10 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
From a production of Taiheiki Kikusui no Maki at the Nakamura Theater in 1810 (Bunka 7).
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: 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