Actor Segawa Kikunojô II as the Snow Woman (Yuki onna), actually Tatsu-hime

二代目瀬川菊之丞の雪女実は辰姫

Japanese
Edo period
1770 (Meiwa 7), 11th month
Artist Ippitsusai Bunchô (Japanese, active about 1765–1792)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 13 (1991), p. 122 (reference photo of ex-Vever impression); Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Bunchô list, #165

Dimensions

Hosoban; 29.3 x 13.6 cm (11 9/16 x 5 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

54.489

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 21.4685, 54.489

Play (Jôruri): Oyama Beniyuki no Sugao
Play (kaomise): Myôto-giku Izu no Kisewata
Theater: Ichimura
おやま紅雪素顔(おやまべにゆきのすがお)
女夫菊伊豆着綿(めおとぎくいづのきせわた)
 市村

Signed

Ippitsusai Bunchô ga
一筆齊文調画

Markings

Artist's seal: Mori uji

Provenance

1954, by exchange from Worcester Art Museum to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 8, 1954)

Credit Line

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston—Worcester Art Museum exchange, made possible through the Special Korean Pottery Fund, Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution, and Smithsonian Institution—Chinese Expedition, 1923–24