Actor Onoe Kikugorô IV as Agemaki, Oshichi, Gonpachi, and Osome, from the series Portraits of Hits in the Fan-tossing Game (Tôsenkyô ataru sugata-e)
「投扇興当姿絵 揚まき お七 権八 おそめ」 四代尾上菊五郎
1860 (Ansei 7/Man'en 1), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV) (Japanese, 1823–1880)
Another print in the series: Inagaki, Edo no asobi-e (1988), #76
Vertical ôban; 35.6 × 24.9 cm (14 × 9 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
The title makes a pun on hit plays and tossed fans that hit the target.
Baichôrô Kunisada ga
Censor's seal: Monkey 3 aratame
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: 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