Jung You (Chû Yû): (Actors Bandô Shûka I as) Lady Nijô (Nijô no tsubone) and (Iwai Kumesaburô III as) Narihira, from the series Matches for the Twenty-four Paragons of Filial Piety (Mitate nijûshi kô)
「見立廿四孝 仲由（ちうゆう）」 「二條局」初代坂東しうか、「 なり平」三代目岩井粂三郎
1854 (Kaei 7/Ansei 1), 10th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Kakumotoya Kinjirô (Japanese), Blockcutter Ôta Komakichi (Hori Koma, Hori Tashichi) (Japanese)
Waseda db 201-4281
Vertical ôban; 35.3 x 24.6 cm (13 7/8 x 9 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Imaginary performance (mitate).
Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga
Censor's seals: aratame, Tiger 10
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Koma
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