Nowaki: Actors Arashi Kichisaburô III as Tachibana no Rinzô and Arashi Rikaku II as Iba Jûzô, from the series Matches for the Fifty-four Chapters of the Tale of Genji (Mitate Genji gojûyojô no uchi)
「見立源氏五拾四帖ノ内 野わき」 「橘のりん蔵」三代目嵐吉三郎 「伊場十三」二代目嵐璃珏
1861 (Man'en 2/Bunkyû 1), 5th month
Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 113; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 5 (2005), #134
Vertical chûban; 25 x 18.3 cm (9 13/16 x 7 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
No. 28 in the series.
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