Actors Ôtani Hiroji II as Umebori no Yoshibei and and Segawa Kichiji II as Ageha no Chôkichi

「梅のよし兵衛 大谷広次」(二代目)、「揚羽の長吉 瀬川吉次」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1753 (Hôreki 3), 1st month
Artist Unknown, Japanese, Attributed to Torii Kiyohiro (Japanese, active 1737–1776), Publisher Maruya Kuzaemon


Catalogue Raisonné

Satô, "Kabuki...," in Ukiyo-e geijuitsu 151 (2006), p. 26, fig. 10; Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 2403

Dimensions

Hosoban; 29.4 x 14.7 cm (11 9/16 x 5 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.19065

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Otokodate Hatsukai Soga
Theater: Nakamura
男伊達初買曽我(おとこだてはつかいそが)
 中村

Signed

Unsigned
無款

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