Actor Ichikawa Danzô V as Takarai Kikaku, from an untitled series of actor portraits
1861 (Man'en 2/Bunkyû 1), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Other artist Miyagi Gengyo (Japanese, 1817–1880), Publisher Kagiya Shôbei (Japanese)
Vertical ôban; 35.5 x 24 cm (14 x 9 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Play: Tôkaidô Iroha Nikki
No censor’s seal visible (possibly cut off); date is from date of play.
Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche
No censor's seal
No blockcutter'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: January 19, 2005)
 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