Actor Ichikawa Ebizô II as Yanone Gorô

曽我五郎 「市川ゑび蔵」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1740 (Genbun 5), 11th month
Artist Torii Kiyonobu II (Japanese, active about 1725–1760), Publisher Maruya Kuzaemon


Dimensions

Hosoban; 31.7 x 14.8 cm (12 1/2 x 5 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.19094

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (urushi-e); ink on paper, with hand-applied color and nikawa

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Miyabashira Taiheiki
Theater: Nakamura

Signed

(torn off of this impression)

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