Actor Nakamura Utaemon IV as Boatman (Sendô) Matsuemon, actually Higuchi no Jirô Kanemitsu
Fiorillo, "Ireki ...," Andon 81 (2007)
Vertical ôban; 35.9 x 24.2 cm (14 1/8 x 9 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Second edition of a print first published in 1849.
First edition (1849): *11.29545 (deaccessioned in 2012), 11.29990, 11.40354
Second edition (1855): 11.29734
Altered version with face redrawn by Yoshitora (1862): 11.41319
Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche
Censor's seals: aratame, Hare 6
No blockcutter's mark
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