Actor Segawa Kikunojô V as Oku Kata Mayumi

「おく方真弓 瀬川菊之丞」(五代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1820 (Bunsei 3), 7th month


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 001-1301 (no date); Tokyo Metropolitan Library db M138-30 (with 3 additional sheets)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.5 x 25.8 cm (14 3/4 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.38720

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.38720, 11.40044

Center right sheet of an incomplete tetraptych (or larger polyptych).
From the right, the known sheets are: Iwai Kumesaburô II as Shigenoi; Segawa Kikunojô V as Oku Kata Mayumi (this sheet); Seki Sanjûrô II as Nagaoka Mikidô; and Bandô Mitsugorô III as Date no Shinzaemon.

Play: Chûkô Somewake Tazuna
Theater: Nakamura
忠孝染分☆(ちゅうこうそめわけたづな)
 中村

東京都立図書館の四枚続、右から: 「重の井 岩井粂三郎」(二代目)   「おく方真弓 瀬川菊之丞」(五代目)  「長岡造酒頭 関三十郎」(二代目)  「伊達の新左衛門 坂東三津五郎」(三代目)

Signed

Toyokuni ga
豊国画

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: January 19, 2005)

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