Actors Sawamura Tanosuke III as Senzai (R) and Ichikawa Ichizô III as Okina (L)
Vertical ôban diptych; 36.3 x 51.3 cm (14 5/16 x 20 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Probably the two right sheets of an incomplete triptych. Imaginary performance (mitate).
Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)
Censor's seal: Monkey 10 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take
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