Actors in a Scene Imitating the Story of Yorimasa and the Nue Monster
TNM Ukiyo-e cat. 3 (1963), #s 2977-8; Polster & Marks, Surimono (1980), p. 315
Shikishiban diptych; 20.3 x 34.7 cm (8 x 13 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Diptych: 11.26058 (right), 11.26059 (left)
Poems translated in Polster & Marks 1980, p. 313.
For a nishiki-e triptych of the same scene, see 11.38534a-c.
Chôôrô Kuniyoshi 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: 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