Actors Mimasu Daigorô IV as Hamaji Genzaemon (R) and Nakamura Utaemon IV as Kurofune Chûemon (L), in Chûkô Sukui no Tatehiki
「忠孝救入浜」 「浜地源左衛門」四代目三枡大五郎 「黒船忠右衛門」四代目中村歌右衛門
Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 105; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 4 (2003), #264
Vertical chûban diptych; 26 x 36 cm (10 1/4 x 14 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Play: Dôjima Sukui no Tatehiki
The Ikeda bunko impression has the Kinkadô Konishi publisher’s mark. The MFA impression has the Tenmaya Kihei publisher’s mark.
Hirosada (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