Actor Segawa Kikunojô II as the Snow Woman (Yuki onna), actually Tatsu-hime

二代目瀬川菊之丞の雪女

Japanese
Edo period
1770 (Meiwa 7), 11th month
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792), Publisher Maruya Jinpachi (Marujin, Enjudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Clark et al., The Actor's Image (1994), #123 and pl. 49 (complete triptych)

Dimensions

Hosoban; 31.4 x 14 cm (12 3/8 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

21.4331

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Center sheet of incomplete triptych.

MFA impressions: 11.18587, 21.4331

Play (Jôruri): Oyama Beniyuki no Sugao
Play (kaomise): Myôto-giku Izu no Kisewata
Theater: Ichimura
おやま紅雪素顔(おやまべにゆきのすがお)
女夫菊伊豆着綿(めおとぎくいづのきせわた)
 市村

Signed

Shunshô ga
春章画

Markings

Artist's seal: Rin (in jar shape)

Provenance

December 1916, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection