Actor Sawamura Sôjûrô I as Chikamatsu Monzaemon

「近松門左衛門 沢村宗十郎」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1740 (Genbun 5), 1st month (?)
Artist Torii Kiyonobu II (Japanese, active about 1725–1760), Publisher Nakajimaya Izaemon (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 0170; Ukiyo-e shûka 1 (1983), pl. 77

Dimensions

Hosoban; 30.8 x 14.5 cm (12 1/8 x 5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.19102

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Hime Kazari Nishiki Soga
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