Actor Nakamura Kumetarô I, from Shijô in Kyoto (Kyô Shijô kudari), in two roles from Kyoto Dolls, a Dance of Five Changes (Kyô ningyô gohenge)

「京四条下り 中村粂太郎」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1748 (Enkyô 5/Kan'en 1), 11th month
Artist Torii Kiyonobu II (Japanese, active about 1725–1760), Publisher Nishimuraya Denbei (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 0283

Dimensions

Hosoban; 29.7 x 14.5 cm (11 11/16 x 5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.13248

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (dance): Kyô Ningyô Gohenge
Play (main feature): Onna Monji Heike Monogatari
Theater: Nakamura

Signed

Torii Kiyonobu hitsu

鳥居清信筆

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