Actors Nakamura Kumetarô I as Matsuura Sayo no Hime and Ichimura Kamezô I as Kume no Sennin

松浦さよの姫 「中村粂太郎」(初代)、粂仙人 「市村亀蔵」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1754 (Hôreki 4), 11th month
Artist Okumura Masanobu (Japanese, 1686–1764), Publisher Okumuraya


Catalogue Raisonné

Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 1784; Ukiyo-e shûka 1 (1983), pl. 125; Ukiyo-e taisei 3 (1931), #98

Dimensions

Vertical ô-ôban; 42.9 x 31.8 cm (16 7/8 x 12 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.19666

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.19666, 21.5751

Play: Keisei Asakusa no Kane
Theater: Ichimura

Signed

Hôgetsudô Okumura Bunkaku Masanobu ga

方月堂奥村文角政信画

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