An Osaka Souvenir from Edo (Azuma kudari Naniwa miyage): Actors Ichkawa Ebizô V, Ichikawa Saruzô I (R), Nakayama Ichizô I, and Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII (L)
「東下り難波みやけ」 五代目市川海老蔵、初代市川猿蔵 初代中山市蔵、八代目市川団十郎
Vertical ôban diptych; 36.4 x 50.5 cm (14 5/16 x 19 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Possibly made either when Danjûrô VIII travelled to Kamigata to visit Ebizô V in the fall of 1849, or when Ebizô V returned to Edo in the third month of 1850, and Danjûrô VIII went out to meet him along the way.
Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga (on right sheet), Kôchôrô Toyokuni ga (on left sheet)
Censors' seals: Fuku, Muramatsu
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