Actors Nakamura Komanosuke V as Kainosuke (R) and Nakamura Jakuemon I as Komakine Hachirô (L), in Irokurabe Aki no Nanakusa
「色競秋七草」 「甲斐之助 中村駒之助」（五代目） 「駒木根八郎 中村雀右衛門」
1867 (Keiô 3), 8th month
Artist Ichiyôtei Yoshitaki (Japanese, 1841–1899)
Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 120; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 5 (2005), #270
Vertical chûban diptych; 24.4 x 36.6 cm (9 5/8 x 14 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Play: Irokurabe Aki no Nanakusa
11.41978a-b is a recycled version of this print, with the face and name of the actor on the left changed, made in 1873.2 for the play Keisei Nazuna no Sekku at the Kado Theater.
Yoshitaki (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: 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