Actor Ôtani Hiroji I as the Candy-seller Kokusen-ya

大谷広次のこくせんや

Japanese
Edo period
about 1717 (Kyôho 2), 5th month
Artist Torii Kiyonobu I (Japanese, 1664–1729), Publisher Komatsuya (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 0005; Clark, Morse, Virgin, and Hockley, Dawn of the Floating World (2000-1), #27

Dimensions

Hosoban; 33.1 x 16.4 cm (13 1/16 x 6 7/16 in. )

Accession Number

11.13165

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (beni-e); ink on paper, with hand-applied color and metallic powder

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Probably from the play “Kokusenya Takarabune”

Signed

Torii Kiyonobu hitsu
鳥居清信筆

Provenance

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:
[1] 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.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection