Actors Nakamura Utaemon IV as Karaki Masaemon (R), Nakayama Nanshi II as Otani (C), and Mimasu Daigorô IV as Yamada Kôbei (L), in Igagoe Buyûden
「伊賀越武勇伝」 「唐木政右衛門」四代目中村歌右衛門 「おたに」二代目中山南枝 「山田幸兵衛」四代目三枡大五郎
Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 105; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 4 (2003), #238
Vertical chûban triptych; 25 x 54 cm (9 13/16 x 21 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Play: Keisei Homare no Sukedachi
The Ikeda bunko impression has no publisher’s mark. The MFA impression has Kawaoto publisher’s mark.
Hirosada (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