Actor Ichimura Tamagashiwa as Masaki no mae
Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 0058; Clark, Morse, Virgin, and Hockley, Dawn of the Floating World (2000-1), #38; Ukiyo-e shûka 1 (1983), pl. 18
Vertical ô-ôban; 56.4 x 32.5cm (22 3/16 x 12 13/16in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (tan-e); ink on paper, with hand-applied color
Not On View
Both the signature and seal are unclear and could be interpreted as either “Kiyonobu” or “Kiyomasu.” It is possible that the print was originally designed by Kiyonobu for a performance of 1715 and re-issued for a reprise performance of 1718, with the signature and seal altered to look like those of Kiyomasu because Kiyonobu had recently died.
Play: Banzei Onna Hachinoki
Torii Kiyonobu (?)
Artist's seal: Kiyomasu (?)
Purchased December 2, 1902, source unknown. Formerly in the collection of Prince Konoe, Kyoto.
Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund