Actor Arashi Otohachi I as Asaka no Numatarô

「あさかの沼太郎 嵐音八」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1766 (Meiwa 3), 11th month
Artist Torii Kiyomitsu I (Japanese, 1735–1785), Publisher Miyaji (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Printed Treasures (2008), #12; Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 1118

Dimensions

Hosoban; 29.4 x 13.8 cm (11 9/16 x 5 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.13397

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Kogane no Hana Gaijin Aramusha
Theater: Nakamuraza
 金花鎧陳荒武者、 中村座

Signed

Torii Kiyomitsu ga
鳥居清満画

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