Actors Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Daikyôji Mohei (R) and Bandô Shûka I as Aragorô Mohei's Wife (Nyôbô) Osan (L)
about 1850–51 (Kaei 3–4)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864)
Vertical ôban diptych; 36.4 x 49.7 cm (14 5/16 x 19 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Diptych: 11.29971 (left), 11.29972 (right)
MFA impressions: 11.41551a-b (key block), 11.29971-2, 11.43908a-b
No performance found that corresponds to this scene. The actors appeared together in 1850-51.
Kôchôrô Toyokuni ga (on right sheet), Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga (on left sheet)
Censors' seals: Fuku, Muramatsu
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: 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