Actor Fujimura Handayû II as Ôiso no Tora

二代目藤村半太夫の大磯の虎

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


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Printed Treasures (2008), #3; Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 0414; Clark, Morse, Virgin, and Hockley, Dawn of the Floating World (2000-1), #32; Ukiyo-e shûka 1 (1983), pl. 8; Gunsaulus, AIC cat. I (1955), p. 50, #6

Dimensions

Vertical ô-ôban; 52 x 31.7 cm (20 1/2 x 12 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

54.216

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (tan-e); ink on paper, with hand-applied color

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Bandô Ichi Kotobuki Soga
Theater: Nakamura

Signed

Torii Kiyomasu
鳥居清倍

Markings

Artist's seal: Kiyomasu

Provenance

1954, by exchange from Worcester Art Museum to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 8, 1954)

Credit Line

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston—Worcester Art Museum exchange, made possible through the Special Korean Pottery Fund, Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution, and Smithsonian Institution—Chinese Expedition, 1923–24