Actors Iwai Hanshirô IV as Kuzunoha and Ichikawa Yaozô III as Bekunai

四代目岩井半四郎の葛葉と三代目市川八百蔵の可内

Japanese
Edo period
1784 (Tenmei 4), 9th month
Artist Torii Kiyonaga (Japanese, 1752–1815)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hirano 1939, #0633; Ukiyo-e shûka 2 (1985), list #89

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 39 x 25.8 cm (15 3/8 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.14005

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Ashiya Dôman Ôuchi Kagami
Theater: Nakamura
芦屋道満大内鑑(あしやどうまんおおうちかがみ)
 中村

Inscription

Poem: Edo zuma no/ shitate wasurezu/ yuku aki ya

Signed

Kiyonaga ga
清長画

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