Actor Sawamura Gennosuke I as Jûrô Sukenari
about 1808 (Bunka 5)
Artist Kikukawa Eizan (Japanese, 1787–1867)
Vertical yotsugiri (quarter ôban); 16.5 x 11.1 cm (6 1/2 x 4 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
The right sheet of a pair, with 11.25511.
Play: Tsuki no Ume Yawaragi Soga
Opening date: 1808 (Bunka 5), 1st month
No censor's seal
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