Actors Ichikawa Danjûrô II as Soga no Gorô and Ichimura Takenojô IV as Kobayashi (Asahina)

「そかの五郎 市川団十郎」(二代目)、「こはやし 市村竹之丞」(四代目)

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 0569; Ukiyo-e shûka 1 (1983), pl. 96

Dimensions

Hosoban; 31.1 x 15.3 cm (12 1/4 x 6 in.)

Accession Number

11.13288

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Nanakusa Nigiwai Soga
Theater: Ichimura

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