Actors Arashi Sangorô II and Segawa Kikunojô III as Mandarin Ducks

二代目嵐三五郎と三代目瀬川菊之丞の鴛鴦

Japanese
Edo period
1775 (An'ei 4), 11th month
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Printed Treasures (2008), #68; Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan 4, V&A Mus. I (1989), p. 229, reference photo; Ukiyo-e shuka 15 (TNM, 1980), fig. 29; Ukiyo-e taisei 5 (1930), #171; Gookin cat. #138

Dimensions

Double hosoban; 33 x 30.5 cm (13 x 12 in.)

Accession Number

21.4089

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.14861, 21.4089, 54.235

Theater: Nakamura

Signed

Shunshô ga
春章画

Provenance

February 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from J. Clarence Webster Collection; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection