Actors Segawa Kikunojô III as Ochiyo and Bando Mitsugorô I as Gohei

三代目瀬川菊之丞、初代坂東三津五郎

Japanese
Edo period
1787 (Tenmei 7), 9th month
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)


Dimensions

Vertical aiban; 32.6 x 22.3 cm (12 13/16 x 8 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.14865

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Michiyuki Kakine no Yuiwata
Theater: Ichimura

Signed

Shunshô ga

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