Actors Segawa Kikunojô III as Onatsu (R) and Ichikawa Monnosuke II as Seijûrô (L)

三代目瀬川菊之丞のおなつ  二代目市川門之助の清十郎

Japanese
Edo period
1781 (An'ei 10/Tenmei 1), 3rd month
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)


Catalogue Raisonné

Another print of this performance: Clark et al., The Actor's Image (1994), pl. 96

Dimensions

Hosoban diptych; 31 x 31 cm (12 3/16 x 12 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.18921, 11.18934

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.18921 (left), 11.18934 (right)

Dance play: Onatsu Seijûrô Michiyuki Hiyoku no Kiku Chô
Main feature: Kabuki no Hana Bandai Soga
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