Actors Segawa Kikunojô III as Yasukata and Iwai Hanshiro IV as Utô, in the play Mutsumashi-tsuki Koi no Tetori, with chanters Tomimoto Buzendayû, Tomimoto Itsukidayû, and Tomimoto Toyoshidayû

三代目瀬川菊之丞の安方、四代目岩井半四郎の善知鳧 「富本斎宮太夫、富本豊前太夫、富本豊志太夫 浄瑠璃 睦月恋手取 (むつましつきこひのてとり)」

Japanese
Edo period
1782 (Tenmei 2), 11th month
Artist Torii Kiyonaga (Japanese, 1752–1815)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hirano 1939, #0421; Ukiyo-e shûka 2 (1985), list #551; Pins, The Japanese Pillar Print (1982), #708

Dimensions

Hashira-e; 68.6 x 11.4 cm (27 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.21278

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 06.993, 11.21278, 21.5522

Play: Mutsumashi-tsuki Koi no Tetori (Opportunism in Love in the First Month of the Year)
Theater: Nakamura
浄瑠璃 睦月恋手取 (むつましつきこひのてとり)
 中村

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