Actor Nakamura Shikan II as the Otokodate Kanoko Kanbei, from the series Six Splendid Selections for the Plum Blossoms of Naniwa Bay (Rokkasen ume no Naniwazu)
「六佳選梅ノ難波津 男伊達鹿の子勘兵衛 中村芝翫」（二代目） 「大坂角芝居春狂言」
Vertical ôban; 33 x 22.2 cm (13 x 8 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Nakamura Shikan II became Nakamura Utaemon IV in 1836.1.
Gototei Kunisada ga
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: 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