Actors Sawamura Sôjûrô I as Noriyori and Ichimura Uzaemon VIII as Fujimi Saigyô

「のりより 沢村宗十郎」(初代)、「ふじみ西行 市村宇左衛門」(八代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1745 (Enkyô 2), 3rd month
Artist Torii Kiyonobu II (Japanese, active about 1725–1760), Publisher Mikawaya (1) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 0233

Dimensions

Hosoban; 29.9 x 14.2 cm (11 3/4 x 5 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.13234

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Satogayoi Fujimi Saigyô
Theater: Ichimura

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