Actors Nakamura Utaemon III as Jizô no Goheiji (R) and Sawamura Kunitarô II as His Wife (Nyôbô) Kojorô (L)

「地蔵ノ五平治 中村歌右ヱ門」(三代目)  「女房小女郎 沢村国太郎」(二代目)

Edo period
1829 (Bunsei 12), 1st month
Artist Ganjôsai Kunihiro (Japanese, active about 1815–1843), Artist Ryûsai Shigeharu (Japanese, 1803–1853), Publisher Tenmaya Kihei (Tenki) (Japanese)

Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 97; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 2 (1998), #112


Vertical ôban diptych; 37.6 x 51 cm (14 13/16 x 20 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



Play: Hanafubuki Uta no Nadokoro
Theater: Kado


Ryûsai Shigeharu ga (on right sheet), Kunihiro ga (on left sheet)

柳斎重春画  国広画


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)

[1] 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.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection