Actor Segawa Kikujirô as Tegoshi no Shôshô in Wakamidori Nishiki Soga

「手ごしのせう/\ 瀬川菊次郎」 「若緑錦曽我(わかみどりにしそが)」

Japanese
Edo period
1755 (Hôreki 5), 1st month
Artist Ishikawa Toyonobu (Japanese, 1711–1785), Publisher Maruya Kohei (Hôsendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 2104

Dimensions

Hosoban; 31 x 14.2 cm (12 3/16 x 5 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.19046

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Wakamidori Nishiki Soga
Theater: Nakamura

Signed

Ishikawa Toyonobu hitsu

石川豊信筆

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