Actors Sawamura Sôjûrô I and Sanjô Kantarô II

「沢村宗十郎」(初代)、「三条かん太郎」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
about 1721 (Kyôhô 6)
Artist Torii Kiyonobu I (Japanese, 1664–1729), Publisher Sagamiya Yohei (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 0028

Dimensions

Hosoban; 32.3 x 16.1 cm (12 11/16 x 6 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.13284

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

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