Actor Suketakaya Takasuke II
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825)
10.8 x 11.8 cm (4 1/4 x 4 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
The former Ichikawa Yaozô III took the name of Suketakaya Takasuke II in 1804.11 and used it until his death in 1818.12, except for a period on 1806-1808 when he used the name Suketakaya Shirogorô instead.
(this picture unsigned)
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