The Late Actors Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Tokijirô (R) and Bandô Shûka I as Urazato (L), in Akegarasu Yume no Awayuki
「明烏夢泡雪」 「時次郎」八代目市川団十郎 「浦里」初代坂東しうか
Edo-Tokyo Museum, Edo kabuki (1995), #3-46
Vertical ôban diptych; 36 x 49.8 cm (14 3/16 x 19 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 11.29677-8, 11.43721a-b
Imaginary performance (mitate) featuring two recently deceased actors (and possibly a recently deceased musician).
Konomi ni makase Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)
Censor's seals: aratame, Hare 11
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take
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