Actor Nakamura Shikan IV as Yakigane Okuma, from the pentaptych The Incomparable Snow-White Skin of the Valiant Women of Edo (Tôto Fuji yuki no hada-ai)
東都不二勇気相肌 「焼がねお熊 中村芝翫」（四代目）
Iwakiri et al., Edo no eiyû II (2010), #91 (complete pentaptych)
Vertical ôban; 35.8 × 27 cm (14 1/8 × 10 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Center left sheet of incomplete pentaptych.
MFA impressions: 11.41600 (one sheet, same as 11.41737c), 11.41737a-c (three sheets)
Censor's seal: Rat 12 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Ei
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