Actors Ichikawa Masugorô as Yonosuke and Sodesaki Kikutarô as a Woman Bathing

「市川升五郎 袖崎菊太郎」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1731 (Kyôhô 16)
Artist Torii Kiyoshige (Japanese, active 1720–1760), Publisher Hiranoya Shinzô (Aikindô)


Catalogue Raisonné

Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 1315, fig. 75, color pl. 8; Clark, Morse, Virgin, and Hockley, Dawn of the Floating World (2000-1), #111

Dimensions

Hosoban; 32.5 x 15.4 cm (12 13/16 x 6 1/16 in. )

Accession Number

11.19192

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Torii Kiyoshige hitsu
鳥居清重筆

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