Actor Ichikawa Danzô IV in His Dressing Room with Segawa Kikunojô III, from an untitled series of actors backstage

楽屋の四代目市川団蔵と三代目瀬川菊之丞

Japanese
Edo period
about 1782–83 (Tenmei 2–3)
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)


Catalogue Raisonné

Other prints in the series: Clark et al., The Actor's Image (1994), cat. nos. 461-5

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.6 x 25 cm (15 3/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.14873

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Shunshô ga
春章画

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