Actor Onoe Tamizô II as Benkei
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 9th month
Artist Kinoshita Hironobu I (Japanese, active about 1851–1870)
Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 118 (as 11.35053-4; this # not listed); Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 3 (2001), #408
Vertical chûban; 24.2 x 17.6 cm (9 1/2 x 6 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Left sheet of incomplete diptych.
MFA impressions: 11.35053-4 (complete diptych), 11.41921 (left sheet only)
Play: Hashi Benkei
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