Actor Mimasu Daigorô IV as Sadaka, No. 3 of a set of four
「定高」四代目三枡大五郎 「四枚続之内 三」
1850 (Kaei 3), 3rd month
Publisher Kashimadô (Japanese)
Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 105; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 4 (2003), #256
Vertical chûban; 25 x 18.5 cm (9 13/16 x 7 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Play: Imoseyama Onna Teikin
The Ikeda bunko impression has no 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