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

二代目瀬川菊之丞の雪女実は辰姫

Japanese
Edo period
1770 (Meiwa 7), 11th month
Artist Ippitsusai Bunchô (Japanese, active about 1765–1792)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 13 (1991), p. 122 (reference photo of ex-Vever impression); Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Bunchô list, #165

Dimensions

Hosoban; 29.3 x 13.2 cm (11 9/16 x 5 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.4685

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 21.4685, 54.489

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

Ippitsusai Bunchô ga
一筆齊文調画

Markings

Artist's seal: Mori uji

Provenance

August 1919, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frederick W. Gookin; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection