Actors Nakamura Tsuruzô I as Tanbaya Hachiemon, Onoe Kikugorô IV as Tsuchiya no Umegawa (R), Kataoka Nizaemon VIII as Kameya Chûbei (C), and Onoe Baikô 4.5 as Tsuchiya Jiemon (L)
「丹波屋八右衛門」初代中村鶴蔵、「つち屋の梅川」四代目尾上菊五郎 「亀屋忠兵衛」八代目片岡仁左衛門 「つち屋次右衛門」4.5代目尾上梅幸（初代実川延若）
1860 (Ansei 7/Man'en 1), 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Kiya Sôjirô (Japanese), Blockcutter Koizumi Kanegorô (Hori Kane) (Japanese)
Vertical ôban triptych; 35.8 x 72.8 cm (14 1/8 x 28 11/16 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 2 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Kane (right and left sheets), Koizumi Hori Kane (center 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