Actor Bandô Mitsugorô III as Yasuke
1811 (Bunka 8), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825)
Vertical ôban; 35.8 x 25.5 cm (14 1/8 x 10 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Possibly the right sheet of a triptych, with Waseda db 100-4424 (C) and 100-4423 (L).
Play: Yoshitune Senbon-zakura
No censor's seal
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