Actor Onoe Matsusuke I as Yakushiji Jirozaemon
1780 (An'ei 9), 9th month
Artist Katsukawa Shunkô (Japanese, 1743–1812)
Hosoban, 29.5 x 13.6 cm (11 5/8 x 5 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
One sheet of incomplete polyptych.
MFA impressions: 06.719VR (06.719, 11.18394) (two sheets only), 11.18393 (right sheet only), 21.7294-6 (triptych)
Play: Kanadehon Chûshin Nagori no Kura
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