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)

Japanese
Edo period
1764 (Hôreki 14/Meiwa 1)
Artist Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770)


Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Hosoban; 30.4 x 13.3 cm (11 15/16 x 5 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.19202

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Unidentified publisher’s mark.

Play: Mugen no Kane Mukashi-gusa
Theater: Ichimura

Signed

Suzuki Harunobu hitsu

鈴木春信筆

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