Actors Nakamura Jûzô II as Katagiri Yajûrô (R) and Yamashita Kinsaku II as the Nun Seigen (L)

二代目中村十蔵の片桐弥十郎  二代目山下金作の清玄尼

Japanese
Edo period
1772 (Meiwa 9/An'ei 1), 7th month
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)


Dimensions

Hosoban diptych; 30.8 x 26.5 cm (12 1/8 x 10 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.18768-9

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.18768 (left), 11.18769 right; virtual record: 11.18768-9

Play: Keisei Momiji no Uchikake
Theater: Morita
けいせい紅葉襠(けいせいもみじのうちかけ)
 森田

Signed

Shunshô ga (on each sheet)
春章画

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