Actors Kawarazaki Sanshô I as Kirare Yosa (above) and Nakamura Sôjûrô as Kobayakawa Takakage (below), from the series Actors and Comedy, Comparisons of Hits (Haiyû rakugo atari kurabe)
「俳優落語当り競」「きられ与三 河原崎三升」（初代）、「小早川高景 中村宗十郎」
Vertical ôban; 35.9 x 23.8 cm (14 1/8 x 9 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Kawarazaki Gonnosuke VII changed his name to Kawarazaki Sanshô I in September of 1843.
Toyohara Kunichika hitsu
Censor's seal: Chicken 4
Blockcutter's mark: Watanabe Hori Ei
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