Actor Sawamura Sôjûrô II, aka Shozan, as Fuwa Banzaemon

不破伴左衛門 「沢村宗十郎 曙山」(二代目沢村宗十郎)

Japanese
Edo period
1757 (Hôreki 7), 1st month
Artist Torii Kiyoshige (Japanese, active 1720–1760), Publisher Maruya Kuzaemon


Catalogue Raisonné

Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 1346; Clark, Morse, Virgin, and Hockley, Dawn of the Floating World (2000-1), #112; Ukiyo-e taisei 3 (1931), #52

Dimensions

Hosoban; 38.8 x 16.7 cm (15 1/4 x 6 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.19697

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

Inscription

Poem: Ume ni sae/ nan-shi, hoku-shi no/ futagokoro

Signed

Torii Kiyoshige
鳥居清重

Markings

Artist's seal: Kiyoshige

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