Actor Nakamura Rikô I as Katsushika no Ojû

「かつしかのお十 中村里好」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1775 (An'ei 4), 1st month
Artist Torii Kiyonaga (Japanese, 1752–1815), Publisher Eki (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hirano 1939, #0036; Ukiyo-e shûka 2 (1985), list #319, and pl. 161

Dimensions

Hosoban; 30.3 x 14 cm (11 15/16 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.19204

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Iromoyô Aoyagi Soga
Theater: Nakamura

The same subject, by Shunshô: 11.18688

Signed

Kiyonaga ga

清長画

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