Encounter with Otomi (Otomi nareai): Actors Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII (R), Suketakaya Takasuke III, and Bandô Shûka I (L), from the series The LIfe of Yosaburô (Yosaburô ichidaibanashi)
「与三良一代咄シ おとみなれ合」 八代目市川団十郎 三代目助高屋高助、初代坂東しうか
Vertical ôban diptych; 35.5 x 49 cm (14 x 19 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Based on the Kabuki play Yowa Nasake Ukiyo no Yokogushi, but may not refer to a specific production.
Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)
Censor's seals: aratame, Snake 11
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