Actor Ichikawa Danzô V as Chûrô Onoe
1837 (Tenpô 8), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864)
Vertical ôban; 37 x 24.4 cm (14 9/16 x 9 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Left sheet of incomplete diptych. Apparently a recycled version of a print originally made in 1831, with the actor’s name and face changed; see 11.40737a-b . Mark of unidentified publisher.
Play: Ura Omote Sakura no Iromaku
Gototei Kunisada ga
Censor's seal: kiwame
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