Actor Ichikawa Danjûrô VII in His Dressing Room
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864)
Izzard, Kunisada's World (1993), #47; Keyes, Art of Surimono (Chester Beatty cat., 1985), vol. 1, #241; Rijksmuseum cat. IV, Hiroshige and the Utagawa School (1984), #126
Shikishiban; 21.2 x 18.6 cm (8 3/8 x 7 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Poems translated in Izzard 1993, p. 111; and Keyes 1985, vol. 1, p. 274.
Poem by Kaôen Tokunari: Tokimune o/ suru Naritaya ga/ ani to yobu/ ume to hitotsu ni/ hiraku kyôdai
Poem by Shibaen Morizuna: Kyôdai no/ hiraku katae ni/ mata hiraku/ ôgi no shime o/ chirasu harukaze
「花わ園徳来 時字をする成田やか兄とよぶ梅とひとつにひらく鏡台」「司馬園盛砂 鏡台をひらくかたへにまたひらくあふきのしめをしらす春風」
Gototei Kunisada ga
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