Actors Onoe Baikô IV as Fuji no kata and Nakamura Fukusuke I as Ashikaga Mitsuuji
Waseda db 006-2201, 100-5430; Shindo, Gototei Kunisada yakusha-e no sekai (1993), p. 104
Vertical ôban; 36 x 25 cm (14 3/16 x 9 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Imaginary performance (mitate), possibly made in anticipation of the actor’s arrival in Edo (and name change from Baikô IV to Kikugorô IV) in the 9th month.
Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche
Censor's seals: aratame, Hare 8
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