Actors Ichimura Uzaemon VIII as Seigen and Takinaka Utagawa as Sakurahime

「市村宇左衛門 滝中歌川」 (市村宇左衛門の清玄と滝中歌川の桜姫)

Japanese
Edo period
1740 (Genbun 5), 2nd month
Artist Torii Kiyonobu II (Japanese, active about 1725–1760), Publisher Urokogataya Magobei (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 0174; Ukiyo-e shûka 1 (1983), pl. 78

Dimensions

Hosoban; 31.3 x 14.6 cm (12 5/16 x 5 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.19099

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

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