Actors Ôtani Hiroji II as Ume no Yoshibei and Nakamura Sukegorô I as Uba no Genbei

「梅由兵衛 大谷広次」(二代目)、「姥原兵衛 中村助五郎」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1753 (Hôreki 3), 1st month
Artist Torii Kiyonobu II (Japanese, active about 1725–1760), Publisher Tsuruya Kiemon (Senkakudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Satô, "Kabuki...," in Ukiyo-e geijuitsu 151 (2006), p. 28, fig. 12; Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 0349

Dimensions

Vertical ô-ôban; 41.6 x 31.2 cm (16 3/8 x 12 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.54.7

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Otokodate Hatsukai Soga
Theater: Nakamura
男伊達初買曽我(おとこだてはつかいそが)
 中村

Signed

Torii Kiyonobu
鳥居清信

Provenance

1954, by exchange from Worcester Art Museum to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 8, 1954)

Credit Line

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston—Worcester Art Museum exchange, made possible through the Special Korean Pottery Fund, Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution, and Smithsonian Institution—Chinese Expedition, 1923–24