Actors Ôtani Hiroji I as Arajishi Otokonosuke and Segawa Kikujirô as Izumo no Okuni

「大谷広次」 あらじし男之助 「瀬川菊次郎」 出雲のお国

Japanese
Edo period
1731 (Kyôho 16), 11th month
Artist Nishimura Shigenobu (Japanese, active about 1724–1735), Publisher Izutsuya Chûzaemon (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Printed Treasures (2008), #13; Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 2035; Clark, Morse, Virgin, and Hockley, Dawn of the Floating World (2000-1), #119

Dimensions

Hosoban; 33 x 15.4 cm (13 x 6 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.19155

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Higashiyama-dono Eiga Butai
Theater: Ichimura
 東山殿栄花舞台、市村座

Signed

Nishimura Shigenobu hitsu
西村重信筆

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