Actor Arashi Tominosuke, from Shijô in Kyoto (Kyô Shijô kudari), at the Nakamura Theater

「中むら座 京四条下り あらし富之助」

Japanese
Edo period
1756
Artist Yamamoto Yoshinobu (Japanese, active about 1745–58), Publisher Maruya Kuzaemon


Dimensions

Hosoban; 31 x 14 cm (12 3/16 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.19203

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Tominosuke returned to Edo from Kyoto in the fall of 1756.

Theater: Nakamura
Possibly as Namiginu in the kaomise drama Masakado Shôzoku no Enoki.

Signed

Yamamoto Yoshinobu hitsu
山本義信筆

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