Actors Fujikawa Heikurô as Akaura Anbei, Nakamura Sukegorô I as Teppeki Buhei, and Matsumoto Kôshirô II as Banzuiin Chôbei

「あか浦安兵衛 藤川平九郎」、「てつへき武兵衛 中村助五郎」(初代)、 「はんずいいん長兵衛 松本幸四郎」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1752 (Hôreki 2), 1st month
Artist Torii Kiyomasu II (Japanese, 1706–1763), Publisher Maruya Kohei (Hôsendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 0745

Dimensions

Hosoban; 29.5 x 14.2 cm (11 5/8 x 5 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.13309

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Hana Sugata Sanpukutsui
Theater: Nakamura

Signed

Torii Kiyomasu hitsu

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