Actor Ichimura Tamagashiwa as Masaki no mae

市村玉柏の柾の前

Japanese
Edo period
1715 (Kyôhô 3), 11th month
Artist Torii Kiyomasu I (Japanese, active about 1696–1716), Or Torii Kiyonobu I (Japanese, 1664–1729), Publisher Nakajimaya Izaemon (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 0058; Clark, Morse, Virgin, and Hockley, Dawn of the Floating World (2000-1), #38; Ukiyo-e shûka 1 (1983), pl. 18

Dimensions

Vertical ô-ôban; 56.4 x 32.5cm (22 3/16 x 12 13/16in.)

Accession Number

02.848

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Both the signature and seal are unclear and could be interpreted as either “Kiyonobu” or “Kiyomasu.” It is possible that the print was originally designed by Kiyonobu for a performance of 1715 and re-issued for a reprise performance of 1718, with the signature and seal altered to look like those of Kiyomasu because Kiyonobu had recently died.

Play: Banzei Onna Hachinoki
Theater: Ichimura

Signed

Torii Kiyonobu (?)

Markings

Artist's seal: Kiyomasu (?)

Provenance

Purchased December 2, 1902, source unknown. Formerly in the collection of Prince Konoe, Kyoto.

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund