Actors Sawamura Gennosuke I as the Servant (Genin) Sansuke and Nakamura Tôzô I as the Doctor (Isha) Shinboku
「下人三介 沢村源之助」（初代）、「いしやしんぼく 中村東蔵」（初代）
Waseda db 001-0204
Vertical ôban; 35.6 x 24.7 cm (14 x 9 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Play: Yuki to Tsuki Hana no Kuronushi
As part of the plot of the play, the doctor and his servant have changed clothes.
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