Actor Arashi Kichisaburô II as Nippondaemon
1819 (Bunsei 2), 9th month
Artist Baien (Japanese, active 1819)
Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 89
Vertical ôban; 38.1 x 26.7 cm (15 x 10 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
A different (later?) edition of the center sheet of a triptych co-designed with Hokushû.
Complete triptych, by Baien and Hokushû: 11.35419-21
Center sheet only, by Baien (different edition): 11.35107, 11.38809
Play: Tôtomigata Koi no Shiranami
By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850–d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 29, 2004)
 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