Actors Matsushima Hyôtarô as the Courtesan Senzai and Nakamura Ujûrô and Nanboku Magotarô as Samurai

けいせい千載 「松島兵太郎」、「宇十郎」(中村宇十郎)、「なんほく」(南北孫太郎)

Japanese
Edo period
1724 (Kyôhô 9), 11th month
Artist Okumura Toshinobu (Japanese, active about 1717–1750), Publisher Nakajimaya Izaemon (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 1936; Clark, Morse, Virgin, and Hockley, Dawn of the Floating World (2000-1), #116; Ukiyo-e shûka 1 (1983), pl. 36

Dimensions

Hosoban; 30.1 x 15.8 cm (11 7/8 x 6 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.13225

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (kaomise): Bankoku Taiheiki
Theater: Ichimura
万国太平記(ばんこくたいへいき)
 市村

Signed

Yamato gakô Okumura Toshinobu hitsu
大和画工 奥村利信筆

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