Actor Segawa Kikunojô II as the Courtesan Umegae
「けいせい梅がへ 瀬川菊之丞｣ （二代瀬川菊之丞の傾城梅が枝）
1764 (Hôreki 14/Meiwa 1)
Artist Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770)
Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #014; Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 2239; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #42, and supp. 1 (1982), pl. 148
Hosoban; 30.4 x 13.3 cm (11 15/16 x 5 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (benizuri-e); ink and limited color on paper
Not On View
Unidentified publisher’s mark.
Play: Mugen no Kane Mukashi-gusa
Suzuki Harunobu hitsu
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)
 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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection