Actors Segawa Kikunojô III as Osome (R), Iwai Hanshirô IV as Hisamatsu (C), and Arashi Ryûzô II as Kyûsaku (L)

三代目瀬川菊之丞のおそめ  四代目岩井半四郎の久松  二代目嵐竜蔵の久作

Japanese
Edo period
1788 (Tenmei 8), 2nd month
Artist Katsukawa Shunkô (Japanese, 1743–1812)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e taisei 8 (1931), #154 (two left sheets of triptych)

Dimensions

Hosoban triptych; 29.5 x 39.9 cm (11 5/8 x 15 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.18433-5

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.18433 (left), 11.18434 (center), 11.18435 (right)

MFA impressions: 11.18310 (left sheet only), 11.18433-5 (complete triptych)

Play (jôruri): Osome Hisamatsu Ukina no Hatsugasumi
Main feature: Keisei Natori Soga
Theater: Kiri

Signed

Shunkô ga (on each sheet)
春好画

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