Actors Bandô Mitsugorô III as Hige no Ikyû (R) and Ichikawa Omezô I as Sukeroku (L)
「髭の伊久 坂東三津五郎」（三代目） 「助六 市川男女蔵」（初代）
1807 (Bunka 4), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825)
Vertical ôban diptych; 37.8 x 50.7 cm (14 7/8 x 19 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Diptych: 11.13684 (right), 11.13685 (left)
Play (second feature): Sukeroku Sakura no Futae Obi
The two actors alternated in the roles.
Toyokuni ga (on each sheet)
Censor's seals: kiwame, Hare 3
By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 – d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)
 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