Actors Sawamura Sôjûrô I as Ume no Yoshibei and Sanjô Kantarô II as Ageha no Chokichi

初代沢村宗十郎の梅の由兵衛、二代目三条勘太郎 の揚羽の長吉

Japanese
Edo period
1736 (Kyôhô 21/Genbun 1), 1st month
Artist Torii Kiyonobu II (Japanese, active about 1725–1760), Publisher Mikawaya (1) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 0142

Dimensions

Hosoban; 31 x 15 cm (12 3/16 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.13215

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: Yûkun Yoroi Soga
Theater: Nakamura
遊君鎧曽我(ゆうくんよろいそが)
 中村

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