Actors Sawamura Sôjûrô III as Kusunoki Masatsura and Arashi Murajirô as Ben no Naishi

三代目沢村宗十郎の楠正行と嵐村次郎の弁の内侍

Japanese
Edo period
1786 (Tenmei 6), 11th month
Artist Torii Kiyonaga (Japanese, 1752–1815), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hirano 1939, #0807; Ukiyo-e shûka 2 (1985), list #105, and pl. 181

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 39 x 26.4 cm (15 3/8 x 10 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.13915

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Sode Furu Yuki Yoshino Shûi
Theater: Nakamura

Inscription

Poem, above: Sawamura ya/ Azuma otoko ni/ Ôsaka no/ Murajirô jiro to/ nagame koso sure
Inscription: Kono tokoro Jôruri, Tomimoto Itsukidayû, Tomimoto Toyokidayû, Tomimoto Kagatayû; shamisen, Namisaki Tokuji, Sasaki Ichishirô.

Signed

Kiyonaga ga
清長画

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