Actor Nakamura Nakazô I as Sakon-gitsune, the Fox of Shiinokizawa
1775 (An'ei 4), 11th month
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)
Katsukawa Shunshô (Ôta Mus. cat., 2016), #23; Nagata et al, The New York and New Jersey Ukiyo-e Collection (exh. cat., 1997), #129; Clark et al., The Actor's Image (1994), #309 (R only)
Hosoban; 32.1 x 13.9 cm (12 5/8 x 5 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Right sheet of an incomplete triptych.
MFA impressions: 11.13450 (R only), 20.208 (R only), 21.7137-9 (complete triptych)
Play: Hana-zumô Genji-biiki
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