Actor Segawa Kikunojô II as the Snow Woman (Yuki onna), actually Tatsu-hime
Clark et al., The Actor's Image (1994), #123 and pl. 49 (complete triptych)
Hosoban; 32.1 x 15.3 cm (12 5/8 x 6 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Center sheet of incomplete triptych.
MFA impressions: 11.18587, 21.4331
Play (Jôruri): Oyama Beniyuki no Sugao
Play (kaomise): Myôto-giku Izu no Kisewata
Artist's seal: Rin (in jar shape)
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)
 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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection