Actors Matsumoto Kôshirô III as Fuwa no Bansaku and Bando Hikosaburô II as Nagoya Kosaburô

「ふわの伴作 松本幸四郎」(三代目)、「なこや小三郎 坂東彦三郎」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1759 (Hôreki 9), 11th month
Artist Torii Kiyomitsu I (Japanese, 1735–1785), Publisher Matsumura Yahei (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 0874

Dimensions

Hosoban; 31.5 x 14.3 cm (12 3/8 x 5 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.19235

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Okuni-zome Shusse Butai
Theater: Ichimura

Signed

Torii Kiyomitsu ga

鳥居清満画

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