Actors Bandô Hikosaburô V as Danjô's Older Sister (Ane) Yashio, Onoe Kikugorô IV as Tsubone Masaoka (R), Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I as Arajishi Otokonosuke (C), and Bandô Hikosaburô V as Nikki Danjô (L)
「弾正姉八しほ」五代目坂東彦三郎、「局政岡」四代目尾上菊五郎 「荒獅子男之助」初代河原崎権十郎 「仁木弾正」五代目坂東彦三郎
Herwig, Heroes of the Kabuki Stage (2004), #24.5 (two left sheets only)
Vertical ôban triptych; 36 x 75 cm (14 3/16 x 29 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Play: Date Kurabe Okuni Kabuki
The left sheet was later recycled by the publisher, without any alterations, for a production in which the same actor played the same role, at the Nakamura Theater in 1861. See 11.21569-70 for the later version.
Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)
Censor's seals: aratame, Snake 10
No blockcutter'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