Actors Nakamura Shikan IV as a Shirabyôshi Dancer (R) and Sawamura Tosshô II as Seikôbô (L)
「白拍子 中村芝翫」（四代目） 「せい高坊 沢村訥升」（二代目）
about 1879 (Meiji 12)
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900)
Vertical ôban diptych; 37.5 x 25.3 cm (14 3/4 x 9 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Diptych: 11.16158 (left), 11.16617 (right)
No date seal or publisher’s mark.
Ôju Kunichika hitsu
No censor's seal
No blockcutter's mark
By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 – d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)
 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