Actors Yamashita Kinsaku as Oshichi and Osagawa Tsuneyo I as Kichisaburô

「お七 山下金作 吉三郎 小佐川常世」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1755 (Hôreki 5), 6th month
Artist Torii Kiyohiro (Japanese, active 1737–1776), Publisher Matsumura Yahei (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 1411

Dimensions

Hosoban; 30.3 x 13.9 cm (11 15/16 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.19080

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: Edo Kanoko Shôchikubai
Theater: Nakamura
江戸鹿子松竹梅(えどかのこしょうちくばい)
 中村

Signed

Torii Kiyohiro hitsu
鳥居清広筆

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