Actors Nakamura Shibazô as Yamaoka, (R) Nakamura Jakuemon I as Sanshô Dayû (C), and Arashi Raishi as ... (L)
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 1st month
Artist Ichiyôtei Yoshitaki (Japanese, 1841–1899)
Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 117
Vertical chûban diptych
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Two right sheets of incomplete triptych.
MFA impressions: 11.36166a-b (two left sheets), 11.36167a-b (two right sheets), 11.41925 (left sheet)
Play: Yura no Minato Sengen Chôja
Yoshitaki ga (on each sheet)
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