The Seventh Month (Fumizuki): Actors Ichikawa Ebizô V as Saitô Tarôzaemon and Onoe Baikô IV as Nagai's Wife (Shitsu) Hanazono, from the series The Five Festivals (Gosekku no uchi)
「五節句之内 文月」 「斎藤太郎左衛門」五代目市川海老蔵、「永井室花園」四代目尾上梅幸
1854 (Kaei 7/Ansei 1), intercalary 7th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Jôshûya Kinzô (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)
Vertical ôban; 35.5 x 25.3 cm (14 x 9 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 11.40987, 11.43677
Imaginary performance (mitate).
Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche
Censor's seals: aratame, Tiger intercalary 7
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