Actors Ichimura Kamezo I and Arashi Wakano I

「市村亀蔵」(初代)、「嵐和歌野」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
about 1753 (Hôreki 3)
Artist Torii Kiyonobu II (Japanese, active about 1725–1760), Publisher Uemura Yohei (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 0317

Dimensions

Hosoban; 29.8 x 13.3 cm (11 3/4 x 5 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.13240

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Theater: Ichimura

Signed

Torii Kiyonobu hitsu

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