Actors Kataoka Gadô II as Goiya Kyônosuke and Iwai Kumesaburô III as Segawa of the Matsubaya
1856 (Ansei 3), 4th month
Waseda db 100-9438
Vertical ôban; 35.8 × 24.7 cm (14 1/8 × 9 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Play: Hitokanade Kodakara Soga
Baichôrô Kunisada ga, in toshidama cartouches
Censor's seals: aratame, Dragon 4
Blockcutter's mark: Hori ...
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