Actors Onoe Matsusuke II as Yamada no Saburô (R) and the Spirit (C), and Ichikawa Danjûrô (L)
Vertical ôban triptych; 39.3 x 79.5 cm (15 1/2 x 31 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Triptych: 11.22820 (left), 11.22821 (right), 11.22822 (center)
Onoe Matsusuke II took the name in 1809.11.
Toyokuni ga (on each sheet)
Censor's seal: kiwame (on right and center sheets)
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