Poem by Sarumaru Tayû: (Actor Ichikawa Kodanji IV as) Monkey Trainer (Sarumawashi) Yojirô, from the series Comparisons for Thirty-six Selected Poems (Mitate sanjûrokkasen no uchi)
「見立三十六歌撰之内 猿丸太夫 猿廻シ与次郎」 四代目市川小団次
Vertical ôban; 35 x 23.2 cm (13 3/4 x 9 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 11.29873, 11.36779.47, 11.42670
Poem: Ochikochi no/ ...
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: 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