Actors Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I as Watônai Sankan (R) and Sawamura Tanosuke III as Kinshôjo (L)
「和藤内三官 河原崎権十郎」（初代） 「錦升女 沢村田之助」（三代目）
1861 (Man'en 2/Bunkyû 1), 10th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Ebiya Rinnosuke (Kaijudô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Matsushima Masakichi (Hori Masa) (Japanese)
Vertical ôban diptych; 36.2 x 48.7 cm (14 1/4 x 19 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Imaginary performance (mitate).
Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)
Censor's seal: Chicken 10 aratame
Blockcutter's marks: Horikô Matsushima Masakichi (on right sheet), Matsushima Hori Masa (on left 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