Actors Ichikawa Omezô I as the Footman (Yakko) Tomohei (R) and Segawa Kikunojô III as Osono (L)

初代市川男女蔵の奴友平  三代目瀬川菊之丞のおその

Japanese
Edo period
1796 (Kansei 8), 9th month
Artist Katsukawa Shun'ei (Japanese, 1762–1819)


Dimensions

Hosoban diptych; 33.8 x 29.7 cm (13 5/16 x 11 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.18254-5

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych (two sheets of incomplete triptych): 11.18254 (left), 11.18255 (right); virtual record: 11.18254-5

Play: Hikosan Gongen Chikai no Sukedachi
Theater: Kiri
彦山権現誓助剣(ひこさんごんげんちかいのすけだち)
 都

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