Actor Segawa Tomisaburô II as Yadorigi, Wife of Ôgishi Kurando

二代目瀬川富三郎の大岸蔵人妻やどり木

Japanese
Edo period
1794 (Kansei 6), 5th month
Publisher Tsutaya Jûzaburô (Kôshodô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Printed Treasures (2008), #85; Dai Sharaku ten (1995), #002; Ukiyo-e shûka 11 (1979), list #002

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.9 x 25.8 cm (15 5/16 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.14682

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.14682, 21.5826

Play: Hana Ayame Bunroku Soga
Theater: Miyako
花菖蒲文禄曽我(はなあやめぶんろくそが)
 都

Signed

Tôshûsai Sharaku ga
東洲斎写楽画

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