Actor Ichikawa Omezô I as Shôguntarô Yoshikado
1805 (Bunka 2), 11th month OR 1806 (Bunka 3), 1st month
Publisher Iwatoya Kisaburô (Eirindô) (Japanese)
Vertical ôban; 35.4 x 22.4 cm (13 15/16 x 8 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Play: Seiwa Genji Nidai no Yumitori
Date of production: 1805 (Bunka 2), 11th month
However, Marks identifies the second censor’s seal as one used in 1806 (Bunka 3), 1st month.
Censor's seals: kiwame, shô (i.e. first month)
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