Actors Ichikawa Sadanji I as Shimizu Daikaku (above) and Kawarazaki Sanshô I as Ishikawa Goemon (below), from the series Actors and Comedy, Comparisons of Hits (Haiyû rakugo atari kurabe)
「俳優落語当りくらべ」「清水大角 市川左団次」（初代）、「石川五右衛門 河原崎三升」（初代）
Waseda db 007-2469
Vertical ôban; 36 x 23.8 cm (14 3/16 x 9 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Kawarazaki Gonnosuke VII changed his name to Kawarazaki Sanshô I in September of 1843.
Toyohara Kunichika hitsu
Censor's seal: Chicken 9
Blockcutter's mark: Watanabe Hori Ei
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