Actor Nakamura Noshio I as the Courtesan Takigawa

「けいせい滝川 中村野塩」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
about 1774 (An'ei 3)
Artist Torii Kiyotsune (Japanese, active 1757–1779)


Catalogue Raisonné

Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 1629

Dimensions

Hosoban; 29 x 13.3 cm (11 7/16 x 5 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.19242

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Theater: Morita

Signed

Kiyotsune ga

清経画

Markings

Unidentified publisher's mark.

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