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; Pins, The Japanese Pillar Print (1982), #86 (different edition)

Dimensions

Hashira-e; 66 x 10 cm (26 x 3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

54.367

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 seals: Kiyomitsu, Tsusen (?)

Provenance

1954, by exchange from Worcester Art Museum to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 8, 1954)

Credit Line

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston—Worcester Art Museum exchange, made possible through the Special Korean Pottery Fund, Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution, and Smithsonian Institution—Chinese Expedition, 1923–24