Actors Ôtani Hiroji II as Umetada Tokubei and Nakamura Sukegorô I as Matsunaga Danjô

埋忠徳兵衛 「大谷広次」(二代目)、松永弾正 「中村助五郎」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1754 (Hôreki 4), 7th month
Artist Torii Kiyonobu II (Japanese, active about 1725–1760), Publisher Urokogataya Magobei (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 0328

Dimensions

Hosoban; 31.6 x 14.8 cm (12 7/16 x 5 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.13239

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Kongen Okuni Kabuki
Theater: Nakamura
根源阿国歌舞伎(こんげんおくにかぶき)
 中村

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