Actor Sawamura Sôjûrô I as the Fox Man (Kitsune Otoko)

「狐男 沢村宗十郎」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1734 (Kyôhô 19), 1st month
Artist Okumura Toshinobu (Japanese, active about 1717–1750), Publisher Okumuraya


Catalogue Raisonné

Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 1987

Dimensions

Hosoban; 27.2 x 15.4 cm (10 11/16 x 6 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.19111

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (urushi-e); ink on paper, with hand-applied color and nikawa

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Jûhakkô Imayô Soga
Theater: Nakamura
十八公今様曽我(じゅうはっこういまようそが)
中村
享保19 · 01

Signed

Nihon gakô Okumura Toshinobu hitsu
日本画工 奥村利信筆

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