Actors Sawamura Sôjûrô I as Nagoya Sanza and Sanjô Kantarô II as Katsuragi

「なごや 沢村宗十郎」(初代)、「かつらき 三条勘太郎」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
about 1734 (Kyôhô 19)
Artist Torii Kiyomasu II (Japanese, 1706–1763), Publisher Iseya Kinbei (Japanese)


Dimensions

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

Accession Number

11.13280

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

The identity of the publisher “Iseya” is uncertain; the mark resembles that of Iseya Kinbei, but the address given is different.

Signed

Torii Kiyomasu hitsu
鳥居清倍筆

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