Actor Kataoka Gadô II Greeting the Audience (kôjô)
Kuniyoshi Project db
Vertical ôban; 36.4 x 24.9 cm (14 5/16 x 9 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Forms a diptych with 11.38420.
MFA impressions: 11.28751, 11.38418
According to the Kuniyoshi Project db, the greeting actually took place in the first month of 1854, in connection with the play Matsu Ichô Tsurukame Soga at the Nakamura Theater.
Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga
Censor's seals: aratame, Ox 11
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