Diptych: 11.39338 (top), 11.39359 (bottom) Play: Kuruwa Kuruwa Date no Ôyose Theater: Ichimura According to surviving programs for the play, the role of Yoemon was played by Mimasu Gennosuke I.
Gototei Kunisada ga (on each sheet) 五渡亭国貞画
Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極
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) NOTES:  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
Japanese, Edo period, 1836 (Tenpô 7), 2nd month
Vertical ôban, upright diptych; 37.2 x 25.4 cm (14 5/8 x 10 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper