Actors Nakamura Utaemon III as Sasaki Shirô Takatsuna (R) and Ichikawa Danzô V as Miuranosuke (L)

「佐々木四郎高綱 中村歌右衛門」(三代目) 「三浦之助 市川団蔵」(五代目)

Edo period
1824 (Bunsei 7), 9th month
Artist Shunkôsai Hokushû (Japanese, active 1810–1832), Artist Jukôdô Yoshikuni (Japanese, active 1804–1843), Publisher Shôhonya Seishichi (Honsei) (Japanese)

Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 94; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 1 (1997), #156


Vertical ôban diptych; 37.5 x 51 cm (14 3/4 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



Diptych: 11.35451 (right), 11.35452 (left)

Right sheet by Hokushû, left sheet by Yoshikuni.

Play: Kamakura Sandaiki
Theater: Kado


Shunkôsai Hokushû ga (on right sheet), Jukôdô Yoshikuni ga (on left sheet)
春好斎北洲画 寿好堂よし国画


By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 – d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)

[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