Actors Sawamura Sôjûrô III as Kusunoki Masatsura and Arashi Murajirô as Ben no Naishi
Hirano 1939, #0807; Ukiyo-e shûka 2 (1985), list #105, and pl. 181
Vertical ôban; 39 x 26.4 cm (15 3/8 x 10 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Play: Sode Furu Yuki Yoshino Shûi
Poem, above: Sawamura ya/ Azuma otoko ni/ Ôsaka no/ Murajirô jiro to/ nagame koso sure
Inscription: Kono tokoro Jôruri, Tomimoto Itsukidayû, Tomimoto Toyokidayû, Tomimoto Kagatayû; shamisen, Namisaki Tokuji, Sasaki Ichishirô.
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