Actor Bando Hikosaburô III as Yuranosuke
1795 (Kansei 7), 4th month
Artist Katsukawa Shun'ei (Japanese, 1762–1819)
Clark et al., The Actor's Image (1994), #689 and cat. no. 132 (R only); Ukiyo-e taikei 3 (1976), #s 197 (L) and 198 (R); Ukiyo-e taisei 8 (1931), #228 (C) and 229 (R); Ukiyo-e zenshô 5 (1957), fig. 76 (R)
Vertical ôban; 36.8 x 21.9 cm (14 1/2 x 8 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
One sheet of incomplete triptych.
MFA impressions: 11.22301 (center sheet only), 21.7314-6 (complete triptych)
Play: Kanadehon Chûshingura
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