Actor Arashi Rikan II as Washio Saburô, from the series Popular Mirror Covers (Ryûkô kagami no ôi)
「流行鏡の覆」 「鷲尾三郎 嵐璃寛」（二代目）
Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 101; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 3 (2001), #568; Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan 5, Victoria and Albert Museum II (1987), pl. 156
Vertical ôban; 37 × 25 cm (14 9/16 × 9 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper, with embossing
Not On View
The right sheet of a pair, with 11.26597.
Play: Suma no Miyako Genpei Tsutsuji (The Capital at Suma and the Azalea of the Genji and Heike Clans)
Shunbaisai Hokuei 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