Actors Arashi Rikan III as Ashikaga Yoshimitsu (R), Kataoka Gadô II as Oguri Hangan (C), and Arashi Rikaku II as the Footman (Yakko) Michisuke (L), in Act 1 of Oguri Monogatari

「小栗物語 巻ノ壱」 「足利よし満」三代目嵐璃寛  「小栗判官」二代目片岡我童  「奴三千助」二代目嵐璃珏

Edo period
1851 (Kaei 4), 1st month
Artist Gosôtei Hirosada (Japanese, active 1826–1863, died about 1865), Publisher Kawaoto (Japanese)

Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 106 (as 11.35587a-c; this # not listed); Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 4 (2003), #332


Vertical chûban triptych; 26.2 x 55.3 cm (10 5/16 x 21 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.41920, 11.41991a-b

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



Triptych: 11.41920 (R), 11.41991a-b (C and L)

MFA impressions: 11.35587a-c, 11.41920VR (11.41920, 11.41991a-b)

Play: Himekurabe Futaba Ezôshi
Theater: Kado


Hirosada (on each sheet)


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)

[1] 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.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection