Actor Arashi Ryûzô II as Kyûsaku
1788 (Tenmei 8), 2nd month
Artist Katsukawa Shunkô (Japanese, 1743–1812)
Ukiyo-e taisei 8 (1931), #154 (two left sheets of triptych)
Hosoban; 32.2 x 14.4 cm (12 11/16 x 5 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Left sheet of incomplete triptych.
MFA impressions: 11.18310 (left sheet only), 11.18433-5 (complete triptych)
Play (second feature): Osome Hisamatsu Ukina no Hatsugasumi
Play (main feature): Keisei Natori Soga
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