Cherry Blossoms of Love (Koi-zakura): Actor as Yaoya Oshichi

「恋さくら」 八百屋お七

Japanese
Edo period
1720s
Artist Torii Kiyomasu II (Japanese, 1706–1763), Publisher Igaya Kan'emon (Bunkidô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Hosoban; 32 x 14.9 cm (12 5/8 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.5450

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.13260, 21.5450

The design is based on an earlier, larger work showing an actor who may be Sanjô Kantarô II in the role in 1718; see 02.845.

Signed

Torii Kiyomasu hitsu
鳥居清倍筆

Provenance

June 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Sumitomo collection; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection