Actors Onoe Shôroku as Inuyama Dôsetsu, No. 3 (R), and Asano Asatarô I as Inukawa Gakuzô, No. 4 (L), from the series The Valor of the Eight Dog Heroes of Satomi (Satomi Hakkenshi buyûden)
里見八犬士武勇傳 「犬山道節 尾上松緑 三」 「犬川額蔵 浅尾朝太郎 四」
Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 118; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 3 (2001), #412
Vertical chûban diptych; 25 x 36.8 cm (9 13/16 x 14 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Diptych (two sheets from an octaptych): 11.35065 (right), 11.35066 (left)
Play: Satomi Hakkenden
The actor Onoe Shôroku 1.5 (also sometimes called 1.2) used the name from 1849 to 1873 but is not presently recognized as an official member of the line.
Hironobu (on each 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: August 3, 1911)
 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