Actor Ichimura Uzaemon IX as a Child who is the Spirit of a Spider (Kumo no bake kozô)

「蜘蛛のばけ小ぞう 市村宇左衛門」(九代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1765 (Meiwa 2), 11th month
Artist Torii Kiyomitsu I (Japanese, 1735–1785), Publisher Okumuraya


Catalogue Raisonné

Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 1093

Dimensions

Hosoban; 30.1 x 13.9 cm (11 7/8 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.19004

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (Jôruri): Kumo no Ito Azusa no Yumihari
Play (Kaomise): Furitsumu Hana Nidai Genji
Theater: Ichimura
蜘蛛絲梓弦(くものいとあずさのゆみはり)
降積花二代源氏(ふりつむはなにだいげんじ)
 市村

Signed

Torii Kiyomitsu ga
鳥居清満画

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