Actors Ichikawa Sarunosuke, the son of Ichikawa Ebijûrô, as Hanagatamaru (R), and Onoe Tamizô II as Soma no Yokizô (L)
「華形丸 市川鰕十郎倅市川猿之助」 「杣ノ与喜蔵 尾上多見蔵」（二代目）
1859 (Ansei 6), 1st month
Artist Ichiyôtei Yoshitaki (Japanese, 1841–1899)
Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 111
Vertical chûban diptych; 25 x 37 cm (9 13/16 x 14 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Two left sheets of incomplete triptych.
MFA impressions: 11.36111a-b (two left sheets only), 11.36112a-c (complete triptych)
Play: Keisei Kuruwa no Kadomatsu
Yoshitaki ga (on each sheet)
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