Actors Matsumoto Kôshirô V as Mitsuhide (R) and Iwai Hanshirô V as Satsuki (L)

「光秀 松本幸四郎」(五代目)  「さつき 岩井半四郎」(五代目)

Edo period
1820 (Bunsei 3), 9th month
Artist Baikôsai Shunkei (Japanese, active about 1820–1840), Artist Shunchô (Japanese, active 1815–1823), Publisher Shôhonya Seishichi (Honsei) (Japanese)

Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 89


Vertical ôban diptych; 36.7 x 49.4 cm (14 7/16 x 19 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



MFA impressions: 11.35227-8, 11.36299a-b

Play: Iwai Kotobuku Chiyo no Matsumoto
Theater: Naka


Shunchô ga (right sheet); Shunkei ga (left sheet)

春蝶画 春敬画


By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850–d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 19, 2005)

[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