Actor Ichimura Kamezô I as Wankyû

「わん久 市村亀蔵」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1760 (Hôreki 10), 1st month
Artist Torii Kiyomitsu I (Japanese, 1735–1785), Publisher Igaya Kan'emon (Bunkidô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 0889

Dimensions

Hosoban; 29.9 x 14.5 cm (11 3/4 x 5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.19001

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Furiwakegami Suehiro Genji
Theater: Ichimura

Signed

Torii Kiyomitsu ga
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