Actors Asao Tamejûrô I as the Palace Groundskeeper (Eji) Matabei (R), Ichikawa Danjûrô V as the Palace Groundskeeper (Eji) Fukusaku (CR), Segawa Kikunojô III as the Snow Woman (?) (CL), and Ôtani Tokuji I as the Servant (Meshitsukai) Chôta (L)

初代浅尾為十郎の衛士の又平  五代目市川団十郎の衛士の福作  三代目瀬川菊之丞の雪女ヵ  初代大谷徳治の召使長太

Japanese
Edo period
1788 (Tenmei 8), 11th month
Artist Katsukawa Shun'ei (Japanese, 1762–1819)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e taisei 8 (1931), #242 (left sheet only)

Dimensions

Hosoban tetraptych; 32 x 56.6 cm (12 5/8 x 22 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.18195, 11.18232, 11.18252, 11.23037

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Tetraptych: 11.18195 (center left), 11.18232 (left), 11.18252 (center right), 11.23037 (right)

Play: Genji Saikô Kogane no Tachibana
Theater: Ichimura
源氏再興黄金橘(げんじさいこうこがねのたちばな)
 市村

Signed

Shun'ei ga (on each sheet)
春英画

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