The actors, from right: Nakajima Mioemon as Sujaku Tennô, Bandô Matatarô IV, Ichikawa Danjûrô V as Katô Saemonnojô Shigemitsu, Bandô Mitsugorô, Nakamura Tomijûrô, Arashi Sangorô II, Ôtani Hiroji III, Nakamura Rikô as the courtesan Yorikaze, Onoe Matsunojô as Katakai.
Torii Kiyonaga ga 鳥居清長画
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, about 1777 (An'ei 6)
Hirano 1939, #0083; Ukiyo-e shûka 2 (1985), list #351, and pl.165
Horizontal hosoban; 12.8 x 31.3 cm (5 1/16 x 12 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (benizuri-e); ink and limited color on paper