Actors Sanjô Kantarô II as Oshichi and Ichimura Takenojô IV as Kichisaburô

二代目三条勘太郎の八百屋お七と四代目市村竹之丞の吉三郎

Japanese
Edo period
1718 (Kyôhô 3), 1st month
Artist Hanegawa Chinchô (Japanese, 1679–1754), Publisher Iseya Kinbei (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 2163; Ukiyo-e shûka (1983), pl. 113

Dimensions

Hosoban; 31.7 x 15.8 cm (12 1/2 x 6 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.13256

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (urushi-e); ink on paper, with hand-applied color and nikawa

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Nanakusa Fukki Soga
Theater: Ichimura

Signed

Hanegawa Chinchô giboku

羽川珍重戯墨

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