Actors Nakamura Sukegorô I as Asô no Matsuwaka and Ôtani Hiroji II as Mibu no Kozaru

「あそうの松わか 中村助五郎」(初代)、「みぶの小ざる 大谷広次」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
early 1750s
Artist Torii Kiyonobu II (Japanese, active about 1725–1760), Publisher Urokogataya Magobei (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Clark, Morse, Virgin, and Hockley, Dawn of the Floating World (2000-1), #92

Dimensions

Hosoban; 30.9 x 14.3 cm (12 3/16 x 5 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.13241

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

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