Actors Sawamura Sôjûrô I as Hata Rokurozaemon, Sodesaki Iseno as Kôtô no Naishi, and Nakamura Takenosuke

畑六郎左衛門 「沢村宋十郎」(初代)、乞当の内侍 「袖崎いせの」、中村竹之助

Japanese
Edo period
1727 (Kyôhô 12), 11th month
Artist Torii Kiyomasu II (Japanese, 1706–1763), Publisher Igaya Kan'emon (Bunkidô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 0503; Ukiyo-e shûka 1 (1983), pl. 89

Dimensions

Hosoban; 33.5 x 15.9 cm (13 3/16 x 6 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.13277

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: Hachijin Taiheiki
Theater: Nakamura

Signed

Torii Kiyomasu zu

鳥居清倍図

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