Komusô Made Out of Characters (Moji komosô): Actors Ichikawa Danjûrô II as Soga no Gorô and Nakamura Takesaburô I as Shôshô

「もじこもそう」 二代目市川団十郎の曽我の五郎と初代中村竹三郎の少将

Japanese
Edo period
1715 (Shôtoku 5), 1st month
Artist Torii Kiyomasu I (Japanese, active about 1696–1716), Publisher Igaya Kan'emon (Bunkidô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 0362; Clark, Morse, Virgin, and Hockley, Dawn of the Floating World (2000-1), #34; Gunsaulus, AIC cat. I (1955), p. 54, #12

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 29 x 40.2 cm (11 7/16 x 15 13/16 in. )

Accession Number

53.2925

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Bandô Ichi Kotobuki Soga
Theater: Nakamura

One of six prints (53.2920-5) from an album (53.2919) formerly belonging to Ôta Nanpo (aka Shoku Sanjin, 1749-1823).

Signed

Torii Kiyomasu

鳥居清倍

Markings

Artist's seal: Kiyomasu

Provenance

Ôta Nanpo (aka Shoku Sanjin, b. 1749 - d. 1823), Japan (dates of ownership not established). 1953, gift of Mrs. Jared K. Morse to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 10, 1953)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Jared K. Morse in memory of Charles J. Morse