Actor Bandô Hikosaburô V as Tôkon Ichi no Miya Yamamori no Ôji
「当今の一の宮 山盛の皇子 坂東彦三郎」（五代目）
1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 10th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV) (Japanese, 1823–1880), Publisher Ebiya Rinnosuke (Kaijudô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Katada Chôjirô (Hori Chô) (Japanese)
Vertical ôban; 37 × 25 cm (14 9/16 × 9 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Probably the right sheet of an incomplete diptych (compare 11.21317-8).
Play: Chi JIn Yû Mitsugumi Sakazuki
Baichôrô Kunisada ga
Censor's seal: Rat 10 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Katada Hori Chô
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