Actor Onoe Kikugorô I as Soga no Gorô

「そがの五郎 尾上菊五郎」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1753 (Hôreki 3), 1st month
Artist Torii Kiyomasu II (Japanese, 1706–1763), Publisher Nakajimaya Izaemon (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

The other print of the pair: Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 0753

Dimensions

Hosoban; 29.6 x 14 cm (11 5/8 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.13315

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Pair: 11.13314 (right) and 11.13315 (left)

Play: Haru Fukami Iroha Soga
Theater: Ichimura
春深以呂波曽我(はるふかみいろはそが)
 市村

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