Actors Sawamura Sôjûrô III as Nuregami Chôgorô, Ichikawa Monnosuke II as Hanaregoma Chôkichi, Segawa Kinunojô III as Azuma, Ichikawa Yaozô III as Yamazaki Yogorô; with chanters Tokiwazu Kanedayû and Tokiwazu Namidayû, and accompanist Kishizawa Koshikibu

三代目沢村宗十郎の濡髪長五郎、二代目市川門之助の放駒長吉、三代目瀬川菊之丞の吾妻、三代目市川八百蔵の山崎与五郎、常磐津兼太夫、常磐津浪太夫、岸沢古式部

Japanese
Edo period
1783 (Tenmei 3), 8th month
Artist Torii Kiyonaga (Japanese, 1752–1815), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hirano 1939, #0492; Ukiyo-e shûka 2 (1985), list #73, and pl. 68; Chiba, Torii Kiyonaga (2007), pl. 238; Edo-Tokyo Museum, Edo kabuki (1995), #3-38

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 39 x 26 cm (15 3/8 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.13924

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Kachi Sumô Uchiwa no Ageha (=Futatsu Chôchô Kuruwa Nikki)
Theater: Nakamura

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