Actors Ichikawa Danjûrô V as Asama Saemon Norimasa and Iwai Hanshiro IV as Yaehata

五代目市川団十郎の浅間左衛門則正、四代目岩井半四郎の八重はた

Japanese
Edo period
1787 (Tenmei 7), 11th month
Artist Katsukawa Shun'ei (Japanese, 1762–1819)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e taikei 3 (1976), #51

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.6 x 26 cm (15 3/16 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.14928

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Sanga no Shô Haru no Hanayome
Theater: Kiri

Signed

Shun'ei ga

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