Actor Sawamura Sôjûrô I as Toriumi Yasaburô (Chôkai Yasaburô), with Nakamura Kokan

「鳥海弥三郎 沢村宗十郎」(初代)、中村小かん

Japanese
Edo period
1726 (Kyôhô 11), 11th month
Artist Okumura Toshinobu (Japanese, active about 1717–1750)


Catalogue Raisonné

Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 1949

Dimensions

Hosoban; 32.1 x 15.7 cm (12 5/8 x 6 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.13224

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (urushi-e); ink on paper, with hand-applied color and nikawa

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Kaomise Jûnidan
Theater: Nakamura
顔見世十二段(かおみせじゅうにだん)
 中村

Signed

Okumura Toshinobu hitsu
奥村利信筆

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