Actors Nakamura Nakazô I (R) and Onoe Tamizô I (L)
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)
Hosoban diptych 32.8 x 29.7 cm (12 15/16 x 11 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Diptych: 11.18685 (left), 11.18867 (right)
Before 1779.8, when Tamizô changed the spelling of his name to eliminate the character seen here on his crest.
Shunshô ga (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)
 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