Actors Nakamura Utaemon III as Arajirô and Sawamura Gennosuke I as Genzaemon
「荒次郎 中村歌右衛門」（三代目）、「源左衛門 沢村源之助」（初代）
1811 (Bunka 8), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825)
Waseda db 001-0265
Vertical ôban; 37.1 x 25 cm (14 5/8 x 9 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Play: Hana Shôbu Sano ni Yatsuhashi
Censor's seals: kiwame, Moriya Jihei
Illegible publisher's mark.
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