Actors Segawa Kikunojô III as Koshimoto Magaki (R), Yamashita Kintarô as Usuyuki-hime (C), and Sawamura Sôjûrô III as Sonobe Saemon (L)

三代目瀬川菊之丞の腰元まがき  山下金太郎の薄雪姫  三代目沢村宗十郎の園部左衛門

Japanese
Edo period
1779 (An'ei 8), 8th month
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)


Catalogue Raisonné

Clark et al., The Actor's Image (1994), #411 (one sheet only)

Dimensions

Hosoban triptych; 31 x 43 cm (12 3/16 x 16 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.18971-3

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.18971 (center), 11.18972 (right), 11.18973 (left); virtual record: 11.18971-3

MFA impressions: 11.18971-3 (complete triptych), 21.7116-7 (two left sheets only)

Play: Shin Usuyuki Monogatari
Theater: Ichimura

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