Actor Ichikawa Masuzô I as Nuregami Chôgorô, with Ichikawa Yaozô I as Hanaregoma Chôkichi, in the Dialogue of the Two Butterflies (Chôzukushi kakeai serifu)

「てうづくしかけ合せりふ」 「はなれ駒長吉 市川八百蔵」(初代)、「ぬれ髪長五郎 市川升蔵」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1758 (Hôreki 8), 1st month
Artist Torii Kiyomitsu I (Japanese, 1735–1785), Publisher Urokogataya Magobei (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 0816

Dimensions

Hosoban; 31.2 x 14.2 cm (12 5/16 x 5 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.18986

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Tokitsu Kaze Irifune Soga
Theater: Nakamura

Signed

Torii Kiyomitsu hitsu

鳥居清満筆

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