The Actor Formerly Known as Kichiji II Changes His Name to Segawa Kikunojô II (Kichiji henmei aratame Segawa Kikunojô)

「吉次変名改 瀬川菊之丞」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1756 (Hôreki 6), 11th month
Artist Torii Kiyohiro (Japanese, active 1737–1776), Publisher Matsumura Yahei (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 1446

Dimensions

Hosoban; 31 x 13.8 cm (12 3/16 x 5 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.19071

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Theater: Ichimura

Signed

Torii Kiyohiro hitsu

鳥居清広筆

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