Actors Sanogawa Ichimatsu I as Yaoya Oshichi and Nakamura Kumetarô I as Koshô Kichizaburô

「八百や お七 佐野川市松」(初代)、「小姓吉三郎 中村粂太郎」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1751 (Kan'en 4/Hôreki 1), 2nd month
Artist Ishikawa Toyonobu (Japanese, 1711–1785), Publisher Iseya Kinbei (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 2145

Dimensions

Vertical ô-ôban; 43.4 x 30.7 cm (17 1/16 x 12 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.19667

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Izu Kosode Shôbai Kagami
Theater: Nakamura

Signed

Tanjôdô Ishikawa Shûha Toyonobu zu

胆條堂石川秀芭豊信図

Markings

Artist's seal: Toyonobu
Unidentified collector's seal

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