Actors Nakamura Shichisaburô III and Ichikawa Sumizô I, from the book Yakusha Kuni no Hana, vol. II
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)
One page; 21 x 15 cm (8 1/4 x 5 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
The future Matsumoto Kôshirô V (1764-1838) used the name Ichikawa Sumizô as a child actor from 1770.1 to 1772.10.
(this page unsigned)
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