Actors Iwai Tojaku I as Ichiriki no Okaru (R), Bandô Mitsugorô III as Ôboshi Yuranosuke (C), and Onoe Kikugorô III as Ono Kudayû (L)
「一力のおかる」初代岩井杜若 「大星由良之助」三代目坂東三津五郎 「斧九太夫」三代目尾上菊五郎
Vertical ôban triptych; 36.9 x 76.6 cm (14 1/2 x 30 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Imaginary performance (mitate) by deceased actors.
Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)
Censors' seals: Hama, Magome, Rat 9
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Nogen
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