Actors Iwai Kumesaburô II as Agemaki and Ichikawa Denzô I as Sukeroku, in Sukeroku Yukari no Edo-zakura
「（助）六（ゆ）かりの江戸桜」 「あげ巻 岩井粂三郎」（二代目）、「助六 市川伝蔵」（初代）
Vertical ôban; 35.7 x 24.5 cm (14 1/16 x 9 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Play (second feature): Sukeroku Yukari no Edo-zakura
Theater: Yûkiza, managed by Yûki Magosaburô (a theater of puppets and child actors)
Officially, Iwai Kumesaburô II did not take that name until 1812.11; but he seems to have been using it already, unofficially, for this performance in a small theater. In 1811, Denzô was 17 and Kumesaburô was 12.
Censor's seal: Yamaguchi (Yamaguchiya Tôbei)
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