Actor Iwai Kumesaburô II as Karigane Bunshichi, an Imagined Role (Mitate)
「雁金文七 岩井粂三郎」 （二代目）
1825 (Bunsei 8), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyasu (Japanese, 1794–1832)
Waseda db 101-0154 (without the word Mitate)
Vertical ôban; 39.3 x 26.4 cm (15 1/2 x 10 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Right sheet of incomplete pentaptych.
Play: Mon-zukushi Gonin Otoko
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