Actor Nakamura Shikan II as Tokaiya Ginpei
Vertical yotsugiri (quarter ôban); 17.9 x 13 cm (7 1/16 x 5 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Play: Yoshitsune Senbon-zakura
Date of production: 1829 (Bunsei 12), 3rd month
The print is probably somewhat later, perhaps about 1833 if it is from the same series as 11.39451 to 11.39453.
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