Actor Hamamuraya, pen name Tsuyataka (Segawa Kikunojô III), from an untitled series

三代目瀬川菊之丞

Japanese
Edo period
about 1791–93 (Kansei 3–5)
Artist Katsukawa Shun'ei (Japanese, 1762–1819)


Catalogue Raisonné

Another print in the series: Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 2, British Museum II (1987), pl. 111

Dimensions

Hosoban; 33.2 x 14.5 cm (13 1/16 x 5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.18243

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Shun'ei ga

春英画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame

改印:極

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