Actors Asao Okuyama II, from Edo, and Nakamura Karoku I Entering the Theater (Nobori Asao Okuyama Nakamura Karoku gakuya iri no zu)
「登り 浅尾奥山 中村歌六 楽屋入の図」（二代目浅尾奥山、初代中村歌六）
1821 (Bunsei 4), 1st month
Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 89; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 1 (1997), #313 (R sheet only); Keyes 1973, p. 252 (descrbed but not illustrated)
Vertical ôban; 37.5 x 25.5 cm (14 3/4 x 10 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Forms a diptych: 11.36240 (R) and 11.36236 (L).
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