Actor Fujimura Handayû II as a Female Vendor

二代目藤村半太夫の物売り

Japanese
Edo period
about 1719 (Kyôhô 4)
Artist Torii Kiyonobu I (Japanese, 1664–1729)


Catalogue Raisonné

Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 0014 or 0017

Dimensions

Hosoban; 31.6 x 16 cm (12 7/16 x 6 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.13172

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Questionable color.

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