Actor Suketakaya Takasuke III (Sawamura Chôjûrô V) as Satomi Yoshizane, from the series The Book of the Eight Dog Heroes (Hakkenden inu no sôshi no uchi)
「八犬傳犬のさうしの内 里見義実（さとみよしざね）」 三代目助高屋高助（五代目沢村長十郎）
1852 (Kaei 5), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV) (Japanese, 1823–1880), Publisher Tsutaya Kichizô (Kôeidô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Tsuge Shôjirô (Hori Shôji) (Japanese)
Haubner, Die Macht des Bogens (2014), p. 182; Chiba Museum, Hakkenden no sekai (2008), #29; Zusetsu Nihon no koten 19, Kyokutei Bakin (1980), fig. 151; Nihon no koten 16, Nansô Satomi Hakkenden (1976), p. 10
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
The Beginning (Daijo) on the title page (11.39112).
MFA impressions: 11.39113, 11.44529, 11.44530
Kunisada ga, in toshidama cartouche
Censors' seals: Hama, Magome, Rat 9
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Shôji
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