Actors Segawa Kikunojo III as Komurasaki of the Miuraya (R) and Ôtani Tomoemon I as Uzura Gonbei (L)

三代目瀬川菊之丞お三浦屋小紫  初代大谷友右衛門の鶉権兵衛

Japanese
Edo period
1781 (An'ei 10/Tenmei 1), 7th month
Artist Katsukawa Shunjô (Japanese, died in 1787)


Dimensions

Hosoban diptych; 30.5 x 29.5 cm (12 x 11 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.18445, 11.26670

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.18445 (right), 11.26670 (left)

Play: Muromachi Dono Eiga Butai
Theater: Ichimura

Signed

Shunjô ga (on each sheet)

春常画

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