Actor Nakamura Shikan IV as Kijin Monbei, from the pentaptych Powerful Actors in a Snowstorm of Blossoms (Hanafubuki narade no otokogi)
「花吹雪強勢乃俳優（はなふゝきならでのおとこき）」 「鬼神門兵衛 中村芝翫」（四代目）
1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 11th month
Iwakiri et al., Edo no eiyû II (2010), #91 (pentaptych mentioned, but no photo); Waseda db 007-0871
Vertical ôban; 35.7 × 24.2 cm (14 1/16 × 9 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Right sheet of pentaptych.
Pentaptych: 11.40604-8 (no VR)
Censor's seal: Rat 11 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Katada Hori Chô
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