Actors Onoe Matsusuke I as Shiratsuka Jûemon (R) and Segawa Kikunojô III as Iwakoshi (L)

初代尾上松助の白柄十右衛門  三代目瀬川菊之丞の大磯屋の岩越

Japanese
Edo period
1786 (Tenmei 6), 1st month
Artist Katsukawa Shunkô (Japanese, 1743–1812)


Dimensions

Hosoban diptych; 32.9 x 14.5 cm (12 15/16 x 5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.18815, 54.1513

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.18815 (left), 54.1513 (right)

Play: Ôkazari Kotobuki Soga
Theater: Kiri
大飾寿曽我(おおかざりことぶきそが)
 桐

Signed

(seal only)

Markings

Artist's seal: Rin (in jar shape)

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