Amateur Actors as Shunkan Sôzu and Kameô's Wife (Nyôbô) Oyasu in the Play Hime Komatsu Ne no Hi no Asobi, from the series Parlor Theatricals by Geisha (Geiko zashiki kyogen)

「芸子座敷狂言 姫小松子日の遊(ひめこまつねのひのあそび) しゆんくわん僧都 亀王女房おやす」

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)


Dimensions

Vertical aiban; 32.8 x 22.3 cm (12 15/16 x 8 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.14859

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

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