Actor Bandô Sanpachi I as Arajishi Otokonosuke

「あらしし男の介 坂東三八」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1766 (Meiwa 3), 11th month
Artist Torii Kiyomitsu I (Japanese, 1735–1785), Publisher Iwatoya Genpachi (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 1119

Dimensions

Hosoban; 29.6 x 13.2 cm (11 5/8 x 5 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.19027

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Torii Kiyomitsu ga (at right, almost cut off)
鳥居清満画

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