Actor Arashi Koisa as Kewaizaka no Shôshô, with a child attendant

「けわい坂のせう/\ 嵐小伊三」

Japanese
Edo period
1730 (Kyôhô 15), 1st month (?)
Artist Torii Kiyomasu II (Japanese, 1706–1763), Publisher Igaya Kan'emon (Bunkidô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 0542

Dimensions

Hosoban; 27.7 x 15.5 cm (10 7/8 x 6 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.19148

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (urushi-e); ink on paper, with hand-applied color and nikawa

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Hanabiraki Takara Soga (?)
Theater: Nakamura
花開宝曽我
 中村

Signed

Torii Kiyomasu hitsu
鳥居清倍筆

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