Actors Yamanaka Heikurô I, with Ôtani Hiroji I, Nakajima Mihoemon I, and others, fighting Nakamura Takesaburô I (?), with Ichikawa Danjûrô II, Matsumoto Koshirô, and Hayakawa Dengorô as his followers

初代山中平九郎、初代大谷広次、初代中島三甫右衛門、他、初代中村竹三郎ヵ、二代目市川団十郎、松本小四郎、早川伝五郎

Japanese
Edo period
about 1712 (Shôtoku 2)
Artist Torii Kiyomasu I (Japanese, active about 1696–1716), Publisher Emiya (Uemura) Kichiemon (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 0400

Dimensions

Vertical ô-ôban; 55.1 x 30.3 cm (21 11/16 x 11 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.19689

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (tan-e); ink on paper, with hand-applied color

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Heikurô (top right) may be playing Kumasaka Chôhan, with Takesaburô (top left) as Ushiwaka, each with his followers.

Signed

Torii Kiyomasu
鳥居清倍

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