Poem by Mibu no Tadamine: (Actor Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as) Otokonosuke, from the series Comparisons for Thirty-six Selected Poems (Mitate sanjûrokkasen no uchi)
「見立三十六歌撰之内 壬生忠岑 男之助」 八代目市川団十郎
1852 (Kaei 5), 10th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Poem: Ne no hi ...
Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche
Censors' seals: Fuku, (Muramatsu), Rat 10
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take
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