Actor Segawa Kikunojô II as the Yaoya Servant Woman (Gejo) Sugi

「八百や下女杦 瀬川菊之丞」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1766 (Meiwa 3), 5th month
Artist Torii Kiyomitsu I (Japanese, 1735–1785), Publisher Moriya Jihei (Kinshindô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 1108

Dimensions

Hosoban; 30.8 x 14 cm (12 1/8 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.18995

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Torii Kiyomitsu ga
鳥居清満画

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