Actors Arashi Rikan II as the Footman (Yakko) Mojisuke (R) and Nakayama Nanshi I as the Courtesan (Keisei) Iwakuni (L)
「けいせい岩国 中山南枝」（初代） 「奴文字助 嵐璃寛」（二代目）
1831 (Tenpô 2), 1st month
Artist Gigadô Ashiyuki (Japanese, active about 1814–1835)
Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 98; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 1 (1997), #298
Vertical ôban diptych; 37 x 51.3 cm (14 9/16 x 20 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 11.35144-5, 11.36296a-b
Play: Keisei Sato no Odamaki
Gigadô Ashiyuki ga (on each sheet)
Unidentified publisher's mark.
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