Actor Ichimura Kamezô I, aka Kakitsu, as Gokuin Sen'emon

極印千右衛門 「市村亀蔵 家橘(かきつ)」(初代市村亀蔵)

Japanese
Edo period
1756 (Hôreki 6), 3rd month
Artist Torii Kiyohiro (Japanese, active 1737–1776), Publisher Maruya Kohei (Hôsendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 1473, fig. 107, color pl. 17

Dimensions

Hosoban; 39.1 x 17.3 cm (15 3/8 x 6 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.19699

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Gonin Otoko Kariba no Kadoide
Theater: Ichimura

Signed

Torii Kiyohiro ga

鳥居清広画

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