Actor Ôtani Hiroji II as Araoka Genta

「大谷広次」(二代目) 荒岡源太

Japanese
Edo period
1751 (Kan'en 4/Hôreki 1), 7th month
Publisher Maruya Kohei (Hôsendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Printed Treasures (2008), #10; Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 0304

Dimensions

Hosoban; 30 x 13.5 cm (11 13/16 x 5 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.13243

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (benizuri-e); ink and limited color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Sasaki no Saburô Fujito Nikki
Theater: Ichimura
 佐々木三郎藤戸日記、 市村座

Signed

Torii Kiyomasu hitsu
鳥居清倍筆

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