Actors Kawarazaki Sanshô I as Matsuzen'ya Gorozô (above) and Nakamura Shikan IV as Katô Kiyomasa (below), from the series Actors and Comedy, Comparisons of Hits (Haiyû rakugo atari kurabe)
「俳優落語あたりくらべ」「松前や五郎蔵 河原崎三升」（初代）、「加藤清正 中村芝翫」 （四代目）
Waseda db 007-2474
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
No censor's seal
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