No. 5, Actor Shûka (Bandô Mitsugorô III) as Kisen, from the series Actors Representing the Six Poetic Immortals (Mitate yakusha rokkasen)
「見立 役者六歌仙 喜撰 秀佳」 三代目坂東三津五郎 「五」
Waseda db 101-6189
Vertical ôban; 36.3 x 25.6 cm (14 5/16 x 10 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Unidentified publisher’s mark.
Ko Toyokuni ga (by the late Toyokuni)
Censor's seal: kiwame
By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)
 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