Actor Sawamura Tanosuke III as Yûgiri of the Ôgiya
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Yamamotoya Heikichi (Eikyûdô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Uemura Yasugorô (Hori Yasu) (Japanese)
Vertical ôban; 35.4 x 24 cm (13 15/16 x 9 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Forms a pair with 11.40900.
Play (shosa, finale of Part 2): Teniha Okae Kuruwa Bunshô
Play (main feature): Konoshitakage Hazama Gassen
Nanajûhassai Toyokuni hitsu
Censor's seal: Boar 9 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Uemura Yasugorô
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