Actor Ichikawa Masugurô as Mogusaya Gorokichi, Delivering Danjûrô's Lines for the Moxa Peddler (Danjûrô mogusa-uri serifu)
「団十郎もぐさうりせりふ」 艾屋五郎吉 「市川升五郎」
Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 1980
Hosoban; 31.7 x 15.6 cm (12 1/2 x 6 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (urushi-e); ink on paper, with hand-applied color and nikawa
Not On View
Play: Hatsugoyomi Ainai Soga
Masugorô was the adopted son of Danjûrô II and became Danjûrô III in 1835.
Nihon gakô Okumura Toshinobu hitsu
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