Actors Arashi Koisa as Kewaizaka Shôshô and Bandô Hikosaburô I as Kyô no Jirô

「せう/\ 嵐小伊三」、「京次郎 坂東彦三郎」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1738 (Genbun 3), 1st month
Artist Torii Kiyonobu II (Japanese, active about 1725–1760), Publisher Mikawaya (1) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 0161

Dimensions

Hosoban; 29.8 x 14.2 cm (11 3/4 x 5 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.13212

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: Ukematsuri Manbai Soga
Theater: Ichimura
有卦祭万梅曽我(うけまつりまんばいそが)
 市村

Signed

Eshi Torii Kiyonobu hitsu
絵師鳥居清信筆

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