Actor Nakamura Shikan I as Hotei Ichiemon
Waseda db 001-0800; Motegi et al, Musical Instruments (Ôta Memorial Museum, 2005), #55
Vertical ôban; 38.8 x 26.8 cm (15 1/4 x 10 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Four sheets of an incomplete pentaptych: 11.21526, 11.21527, 11.21528, 11.21529 (no VR because order is uncertain).
The other sheet: Waseda db 001-0611 (Bandô Mitsugorô III as An no Heibei).
Play (second feature): Shiire-zome Karigane Gomon
Play (main feature): Imoseyama Onna Teikin
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