Actors Nakamura Shikan IV as Iwanaga (R), Onoe Eizaburô 4.5 (later Kawarazaki Kunitarô II) as Akoya, and Ichikawa Ichizô III as Shigetada (L)
「岩永 中村芝翫」（四代目） 「あこや 尾上栄三郎」（4.5代目尾上栄三郎、二代目河原崎国太郎）、「重忠 市川市蔵」（三代目）
1862 (Bunkyû 2), 10th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Kagiya Shôbei (Japanese), Blockcutter Ôta Komakichi (Hori Koma, Hori Tashichi) (Japanese)
Vertical ôban diptych; 37 x 49.7 cm (14 9/16 x 19 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Imaginary performance (mitate).
The actor later known as Kawarazaki Kunitarô II used the name Onoe Eizaburô from 8/1863 to 2/1869 but is not considered a formal member of the lineage; he falls between the official Eizaburô IV and Eizaburô V.
Nanajûhassai Toyokuni hitsu (on each sheet)
Censor's seal: Dog 10 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Ôta Tashichi (on left 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