Actors Onoe Tamizô II as Giheiji (R) and Nakamura Utaemon IV as Danshichi Kurobei (L)
Waseda db 005-0753 (R), 005-0754 (L) (no dates given)
Vertical ôban diptych; 35.1 x 47.9 cm (13 13/16 x 18 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Utaemon IV moved back to Osaka in 1849.12 and died in 1852.1; Tamizô II was in Edo only from 1841.5 to 1843.10.
Possibly an Osaka production of 1850? Or mitate?
Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on each design)
Censors' seals: Hama, Magome, shita-uri
No blockcutter'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: 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