Actor Segawa Kikunojô I as the Courtesan (Keisei) Asamagatake, with Arashi Koroku I and Ichimura Takenojô IV

「傾城あさまがたけ 瀬川菊之丞」(初代)、「あらし小六」(初代)、「市村竹之丞」(四代目)

Japanese
Edo period
about 1736 (Kyôhô 21/Genbun 1)
Artist Okumura Masanobu (Japanese, 1686–1764), Publisher Okumuraya Genroku (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 1730

Dimensions

Hosoban; 31.2 x 14.9 cm (12 5/16 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.19173

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

Theater: Ichimura

Signed

(partly torn away) ...Masanobu shôhitsu

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