Actor Arashi Kitsusaburô I as Sasaki Takatsuna
1821 (Bunsei 4), 1st month
Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 89; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 1 (1997), #091; Schwaab, Osaka Prints (1989), #36
Vertical ôban; 37.4 x 26.7 cm (14 3/4 x 10 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 11.35380 (blue background), 11.35381 (yellow background)
Play: Ômi Genji Senjin Yakata
Imaginary performance (mitate).
Shunkôsai Hokushû 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: 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