Actors Asao Yoroku II as Yosobei, Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I as His Son (Segare) Yonosuke (R), and Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Inaba Kôzô (L)
Vertical ôban diptych; 38.7 x 26.1 cm (15 1/4 x 10 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Diptych (two right sheets of tetraptych): 11.21368 (right), 11.21370 (left)
11.21369 is the far left sheet (dated 1857.4), with one missing sheet between it and the diptych.
Play: Nezumi Komon Haru no Shingata
Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche
Censor's seals: aratame, Snake 3
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: 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