Actors Matched with Chickens, a Triptych (Yakusha mitate tori awase, sanmai tsuzuki): Nakamura Utaemon IV as Yagi Minorinosuke Toshiyoshi (R), Nakamura Tomijûrô II as Toyotoshi-hime (C), and Arashi Rikan II as Shinkoku Ôinosuke Yasunari (L)
「俳優擬鶏合（やくしやみたてとりあわせ） 三枚続」 「八木実柴之助歳吉 中村歌右衛門（四代目） 「豊とし姫 中村富十郎」（二代目） 「新穀大炊之助安成 嵐璃寛」（二代目）
Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 102; Kubo Tsunehiko and Sons Collection Ukiyo-e Hanga (2004), #38-5; Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan 5, Victoria and Albert Museum II (1987), fig. 112
Vertical ôban triptych; 37.2 x 75.4 cm (14 5/8 x 29 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Imaginary scene (mitate).
Hasegawa Sadanobu ga (on each 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