Actors Segawa Kikunojô I as Osen and Ichikawa Danjûrô II as Kenkaya Goroemon

おせん 「瀬川菊之丞」(初代)、けんかや五郎右衛門 「市川団十郎」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1732 (Kyôhô 17), 1st month
Artist Torii Kiyonobu II (Japanese, active about 1725–1760), Publisher Igaya Kan'emon (Bunkidô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 0115; Clark, Morse, Virgin, and Hockley, Dawn of the Floating World (2000-1), #90

Dimensions

Hosoban; 32.6 x 15.5 cm (12 13/16 x 6 1/8 in. )

Accession Number

11.13203

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (beni-e); ink on paper, with hand-applied color and metallic filings

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Hatsugoyomi Ainai Soga
Theater: Nakamura

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