Actor Iwai Hanshirô V as Hirai Gonpachi
1821 (Bunsei 4), 9th month
Artist Jukôdô Yoshikuni (Japanese, active 1804–1843)
Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 90; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 1 (1997), #329
Vertical ôban; 38.4 x 26.5 cm (15 1/8 x 10 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Play: Tatehiki Kotoba no Hanakawado
Unidentified publisher’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