Actor Segawa Kikunojô II, aka Rokô

「瀬川菊之丞 路考」(二代目瀬川菊之丞)

Japanese
Edo period
about 1758–60 ( (Hôreki 8–10)
Artist Torii Kiyomitsu I (Japanese, 1735–1785), Publisher Maruya Kohei (Hôsendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Clark, Morse, Virgin, and Hockley, Dawn of the Floating World (2000-1), #133 (other impression); Pins, The Japanese Pillar Print (1982), #86 (different edition)

Dimensions

Hashira-e; 71.9 x 10.1 cm (28 5/16 x 4 in.)

Accession Number

21.5463

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 21.5463, 54.367

Possibly in the role of Enju, daughter of Numada Shôji, in the play Ume no Hana Aoi Hachinoki at the Nakamura Theater in 1758.11.

Inscription

Poem: Fure ya yuki/ tsumoru omoi no/ Segawa wata

Signed

Torii Kiyomitsu ga
鳥居清満画

Markings

Artist's seal: Kiyomitsu

Provenance

Purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from W. L. Keane collection (lot #620); December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection