Actors Nakamura Tsuruzô I as Nakanoshima Hachiemon, Kataoka Nizaemon VIII as Kameya Chûbei (R), Onoe Kikugorô IV as Umegawa of the Tsuchiya, and Onoe Baikô 4.5 as Tsuchiya Jiemon (L)
Herwig, Heroes of the Kabuki Stage (2004), #4.2
Vertical ôban diptych; 35.7 x 48.6 cm (14 1/16 x 19 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Play: Yayoi-zakura Hisago no Makubari
The actor later known as Jitsukawa Enjaku I used the name Onoe Baikô from 1/1859 to 2/1863 but is not considered a formal member of the lineage; he falls between the official Baikô IV and Baikô V.
Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)
Censor's seal: Monkey 3 aratame
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: 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