Puppeteer Yoshida Bungo II Performs at the Satsuma Theater (Satsuma-za Yoshida Bungo aitsutome môshi sôrô)
1762–70 (Hôreki 12–Meiwa 5)
Artist Utagawa Toyoharu (Japanese, 1735–1814)
Waterhouse, Harunobu and His Age (1964), #116
Hosoban; 28.9 x 14.7 cm (11 3/8 x 5 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (benuzuri-e); ink and limited color on paper
Not On View
Yoshida Bungo II performed in Edo from 1762 to 1770; Waterhouse suggests that this print is probably from around the time of his first arrival in 1762.
Utagawa Toyoharu 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: 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