Actor Segawa Kikunojô I as the Courtesan Katsuragi

傾城葛城 「瀬川菊之丞」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
about 1737 (Genbun 2)
Artist Torii Kiyonobu II (Japanese, active about 1725–1760), Publisher Mikawaya (1) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 0152

Dimensions

Hosoban; 31 x 15 cm (12 3/16 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.19101

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (urushi-e); ink on paper, with hand-applied color and nikawa

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Torii Kiyonobu hitsu

鳥居清信筆

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