Actor Dekishima Heihachi
about 1731 (Kyôhô 16)
Artist Torii Kiyonobu II (Japanese, active about 1725–1760)
Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 0110
Hosoban; 32.7 x 15.3 cm (12 7/8 x 6 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (urushi-e); ink on paper, with hand-applied color and nikawa
Not On View
Torii Kiyonobu hitsu
Unidentified publisher's mark.
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