Actor Segawa Kikunojô II as Itsuki

「瀬川菊之丞」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1767 (Meiwa 4), 11th month
Artist Torii Kiyomitsu I (Japanese, 1735–1785), Publisher Iwatoya Kisaburô (Eirindô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Clark, Morse, Virgin, and Hockley, Dawn of the Floating World (2000-1), #136

Dimensions

Hosoban; 31.1 x 14 cm (12 1/4 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.19020

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (kaomise): Taiheiki Shizunome Furisode
Theater: Nakamura
太平記賎振袖(たいへいきしずのめふりそで)
 中村

Signed

Torii Kiyomitsu ga
鳥居清満画

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