Actor Segawa Kikunojô III as Yamauba

三代目瀬川菊之丞の山姥

Japanese
Edo period
1785 (Tenmei 5), 11th month OR 1789 (Tenmei 9/Kansei 1), 9th month
Artist Katsukawa Shunkô (Japanese, active about 1789–1818)


Dimensions

Hosoban; 32.2 x 14.8 cm (12 11/16 x 5 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.18350

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.18350, 21.6128

1785 (Tenmei 5), 11th month
Play (kaomise): Otokoyama Furisode Genji
Theater: Kiri

OR 1789 (Tenmei 9/Kansei 1), 9th month
Play (Jôruri): Saetari Yamaji no Kikuzuki
Play (main feature): Sugata no Date Keisei Katagi
Theater: Ichimura
男山娘源氏(おとこやまふりそでげんじ)
 桐

沍山路菊月(さえたりやまじのきくづき)、2番目切狂言、富本
大名題 姿伊達契情容儀(すがたのだてけいせいかたぎ)
 市村

Signed

Shunkô ga
春好画

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