Actors Ichikawa Kodanji IV and Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I Greeting the Audience at a Memorial Performance (Tsuizen kyôgen kôjô)
1860 (Ansei 7/Man'en 1), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Hayashiya Shôgorô (Japanese), Blockcutter Matsushima Masakichi (Hori Masa) (Japanese)
Vertical ôban; 35.7 x 24.3 cm (14 1/16 x 9 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Play: Hachiman Matsuri Yomiya no Nigiwai
A seventh-year memorial in honor of Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII.
Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche
Censor's seal: Monkey 7 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Masa
By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850–d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 19, 2005)
 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