Actor Ichikawa Danjûrô II as the Fan-Seller Seikichi, with Sanjô Kantarô II as a Courtesan and Ônishi Moriemon as a Villain

「市川団十郎 あふきうり」 二代目市川団十郎の扇売り清吉、二代目三条勘太郎、大西森右衛門

Japanese
Edo period
1714 (Shôtoku 4), 7th month
Artist Torii Kiyomasu I (Japanese, active about 1696–1716), Publisher Emiya (Uemura) Kichiemon (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 0406, fig. 5; Clark, Morse, Virgin, and Hockley, Dawn of the Floating World (2000-1), #30

Dimensions

Ô-ôban; 53 x 28.8 cm (20 7/8 x 11 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.13254

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Kinkazan Ôtomo no Matori
Theater: Morita

Signed

Torii Kiyomasu

鳥居清倍

Markings

Artist's seal: Kiyomasu

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