Actors Bandô Shûka I as Inuzuka Shino (R), Seki Sanjûrô III as Inuzuka Genpachi, Ôtani Tomoemon IV as Konaya Bungobei (C), Arashi Kichisaburô III as Inuta Kobungo, and Sawamura Chôjûrô V as Yamabayashi Fusahachi (L)
「犬塚信乃」初代坂東しうか 「犬飼現八」三代目関三十郎、「粉なや文五兵衛」四代目大谷友右衛門 「犬田小文吾」三代目嵐吉三郎、「山林房八」五代目沢村長十郎
Chiba Museum, Hakkenden no sekai (2008), #109
Vertical ôban triptych; 37 x 74.7 cm (14 9/16 x 29 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 11.29250-2, 11.44047a-c
Play: Satomi Hakkenden
The actors’ names are written in by hand.
Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)
Censors' seals: Hama, Magome
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