Actor Segawa Kikunojô III as the Geisha Otori

三代目瀬川菊之丞の芸者おとり

Japanese
Edo period
1791 (Kansei 3), 1st month
Publisher Tsuruya Kiemon (Senkakudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 2, British Museum II (1987), pl. 109 (complete triptych)

Dimensions

Hosoban; 29.2 x 13.8 cm (11 1/2 x 5 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.18253

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Right sheet of incomplete triptych.

Play (Jôruri): Komatsubiki
Play (main feature): Haru no Sekai Nigiwai Soga
Theater: Nakamura
小松引(こまつびき)
春世界艶麗曽我(はるせかいにぎわいそが)
 中村

Signed

Shun'ei ga
春英画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

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