Actor Ôtani Hiroji I as Watanabe Takiguchi

「渡辺たきくち」 (初代大谷広次の渡辺滝口)

Japanese
Edo period
1756 (Hôreki 6), 11th month (?)
Artist Torii Kiyomitsu I (Japanese, 1735–1785), Publisher Urokogataya Magobei (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 0790

Dimensions

Hosoban; 31.1 x 14.2 cm (12 1/4 x 5 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.18983

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Kaeribana Konnô-zakura (?)
Theater: Ichimura
帰花金王桜(かえりばなこんのうざくら)
 市村

Signed

Torii Kiyomitsu hitsu
鳥居清満筆

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