Actor Nakamura Matsue III Entering the Theater (Nakamura Matsuya gakuya iri no zu)
Musée national d'histoire et d'art, Luxembourg, Schätze der Kamigata (exh. cat., 2012), #350; Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 93
Vertical ôban; 36.2 x 25.2 cm (14 1/4 x 9 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Possibly from the same series: 11.22632, by Yoshikuni, and 11.36194, by Shibakuni; also an optional diptych by Yoshikuni, 11.36240 (R) and 11.36236 (L).
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