Actor Matsumoto Kôshirô V and Women at Takanawa

高輪で五代目松本幸四郎と美人

Japanese
Edo period
1820s
Artist Katsukawa Shunkô II (Shunsen) (Japanese, 1762–about 1830)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 38 x 26 cm (14 15/16 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.16420-1

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.16420 (right), 11.16421 (left)

Signed

Shunsen ga (on left sheet)
春扇画

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