Actors Sawamura Sôjûrô I as Hosokawa Katsumoto, Ichikawa Monnosuke I as Ashikaga Yoshimasa, and Yamashita Kinsaku I as Ono no Otsû

初代沢村宗十郎の細川勝元、初代市川門之助の足利義政、初代山下金作の小野お通

Japanese
Edo period
1724 (Kyôhô 9), 11th month
Artist Torii Kiyotada I (Japanese, active about 1720–1750)


Catalogue Raisonné

Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 1290

Dimensions

Horizontal hosoban; 15.7 x 37.4 cm (6 3/16 x 14 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.19169

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: Taihei Okuni Kabuki
Theater: Nakamura
太平御国歌舞伎
 中村

Signed

Torii Kiyotada hitsu
鳥居清忠筆

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