A Roof-raising Ceremony on an Auspicious Day (Kisshin medetai muneage no zu): Actors Sawamura Tanosuke III, Nakamura Shikan IV (R), Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I, Ichikawa Kodanji IV (C), Ichikawa Ichizô III, and Onoe Baikô 4.5 (later Jitsukawa Enjaku I) (L)
「吉辰目出度上棟之図」 三代目沢村 田之助、四代目中村 芝翫 初代河原崎権十郎、四代目市川小団次 三代目市川市蔵、4.5代目尾上梅幸
Vertical ôban triptych; 37.4 x 75.8 cm (14 3/4 x 29 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Triptych: 11.15822 (left), 11.15823 (center), 11.15824 (right)
The actor later known as Jitsukawa Enjaku I used the name Onoe Baikô from 1/1859 to 2/1863 but is not considered a formal member of the lineage; he falls between the official Baikô IV and Baikô V.
Konomi ni makase Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on right and center sheets), Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on left sheet)
Censor's seal: Monkey 9 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Yokokawa 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: 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