Actors Ichikawa Danjuro II and Arashi Koroku I as Lovers Playing a Flute Together in a Boat

二代目市川団十郎と初代嵐小六

Japanese
Edo period
about 1723 (Kyôhô 8)
Artist Torii Kiyotomo (Japanese, active about 1720–1740), Publisher Igaya Kan'emon (Bunkidô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 1286

Dimensions

Hosoban; 32.1 x 15.8 cm (12 5/8 x 6 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.13274

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (beni-e); ink on paper, with hand-applied color

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Torii Kiyotomo hitsu
鳥居清朝筆

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