Actor Tsuuchi Monzaburô as Akamatsu Mushanosuke

「赤まつ武者之助 津打門三郎」

Japanese
Edo period
1740 (Genbun 5), 11th month
Artist Torii Kiyonobu II (Japanese, active about 1725–1760), Publisher Murataya Jirobei (Eiyûdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 0182

Dimensions

Hosoban; 31 x 15.3 cm (12 3/16 x 6 in.)

Accession Number

11.19092

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: Kichirei Imagawa-jô
Theater: Ichimura
吉例今川状(きちれいいまがわじょう)
 市村

Signed

Torii Kiyonobu hitsu
鳥居清信筆

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