Actors Yamanaka Heikurô I, with Ôtani Hiroji I, Nakajima Mihoemon I, and others, fighting Nakamura Takesaburô I (?), with Ichikawa Danjûrô II, Matsumoto Koshirô, and Hayakawa Dengorô as his followers
Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 0400
Vertical ô-ôban; 55.1 x 30.3 cm (21 11/16 x 11 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (tan-e); ink on paper, with hand-applied color
Not On View
Heikurô (top right) may be playing Kumasaka Chôhan, with Takesaburô (top left) as Ushiwaka, each with his followers.
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