Actors Nakamura Utaemon I as Kiyomori and Ichikawa Danjûrô IV as Munekiyo

初代中村歌右衛門の清盛、四代目市川団十郎の宗清

Japanese
Edo period
1768 (Meiwa 5), 11th month


Dimensions

Hosoban; 28.9 x 15.2 cm (11 3/8 x 6 in.)

Accession Number

11.18568

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.18568, 21.4106

Play (kaomise): Ima o Sakari Suehiro Genji
Theater: Nakamura
今於盛末広源氏(いまをさかりすえひろげんじ)
 中村

Signed

(seal only)

Markings

Artist's seal: Rin (in jar shape)

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