Actor Segawa Rokô III in the Dance of the White Sake Seller (Shirazake-uri shosagoto), in Osaka
「此度大坂表ニおゐて 瀬川路考 白酒売所作事 古今大あたり」 （三代目瀬川路考の白酒売）
Vertical ôban; 39 x 25.3 cm (15 3/8 x 9 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 11.16312, 11.40133
Roko played in Osaka from 1802.2 to fall 1804.
Toyokuni monjin Kunihisa 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