Actors Segawa Kikunojô III as Tora, Sawamura Sôjûrô III as Soga no Jûrô, and Ichikawa Danjûrô V as the Ghost of Seigen; with chanters Tokiwazu Kanedayû and Tokiwazu Okadayû, and accompanist Kishizawa Koshikibu

三代目瀬川菊之丞の遊女、三代目沢村宗十郎の曾我十郎、五代目市川団十郎の遊女、常磐津兼太夫、常磐津岡太夫、岸沢古式部

Japanese
Edo period
1783 (Tenmei 3), 8th month
Artist Torii Kiyonaga (Japanese, 1752–1815), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hirano 1939, #0493; Ukiyo-e shûka 2 (1985), list #74

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 39.2 x 26 cm (15 7/16 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.13919

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Sono Omokage Matsu ni Sakura
Theater: Nakamura

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