Actors Segawa Kikunojô II as Yaoya Oshichi and Bando Hikosaburô II as Koshô Kichisaburô

「八百屋お七 瀬川菊之丞」(二代目)、「小姓吉三郎 坂東彦三郎」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1761 (Hôreki 11), 3rd month
Artist Torii Kiyomitsu I (Japanese, 1735–1785), Publisher Matsumura Yahei (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Suzuki Harunobu (exh. cat., 2017), #12; Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 0935

Dimensions

Hosoban; 30.1 x 14 cm (11 7/8 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.19021

Medium or Technique

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

Out on Loan

On display at Chiba City Museum of Art, Japan, September 6, 2017 – October 23, 2017

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Fude Tsubana Yaoya Oshichi
Theater: Ichimura
筆葽八百屋お七(ふでつばなやおやおしち)
 市村

Signed

Torii Kiyomitsu hitsu
鳥居清満筆

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