Actor Segawa Kikunojô III as Onatsu

三代瀬川菊之丞のおなつ

Japanese
Edo period
1781 (An'ei 10/Tenmei 1), 3rd month
Artist Katsukawa Shunjô (Japanese, died in 1787)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e zenshû 5 (1957), fig. 91 (identified as Kuzunoha in 1779.9)

Dimensions

Hosoban; 29.6 x 14 cm (11 5/8 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.18448

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (second feature): Michiyuki Hiyoku no Kikuchô
Play (main feature): Kabuki no Hana Bandai Soga
Theater: Ichimura

Beginning in the third month, the second feature consisted of three different romantic dance plays rotating in a three-day cycle.

Signed

Katsukawa Shunjô ga

勝川春常画

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