Actor Segawa Kikujirô I as Ôiso no Tora

「大いそうのとら 瀬川菊次郎」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1734 (Kyôhô 19), 1st month (?)
Artist Torii Kiyomasu II (Japanese, 1706–1763), Publisher Masuya (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 0571; Ukiyo-e shûka 1 (1983), pl. 99

Dimensions

Hosoban; 29.8 x 15 cm (11 3/4 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.19097

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Nanakusa Nigiwai Soga
Theater: Ichimura
七種繁曽我( ななくさにぎわいそが)
市村
享保19 · 01・02

Signed

Eshi Torii Kiyomasu hitsu
絵師鳥居清倍筆

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