Courtesan Agemaki-dayû of the Naka-Kineya as a Dengaku Priest (Dengaku bôzu), probably from an untitled costume parade series (nerimono)
大阪新町ねりもの 「中杵屋 揚巻太夫 でんかく法師」
1825 (Bunsei 8), 8th month
Artist Jukôdô Yoshikuni (Japanese, active 1804–1843)
Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 124; Keyes 1973, p. 255 (described but not illustrated)
Vertical ôban; 37 x 26.2 cm (14 9/16 x 10 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 11.36280, 17.3214.19
Forms a diptych with 11.36279, 17.3214.18.
Jukôdô Yoshikuni ga
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