Actor Segawa Kikunojô III as an Archery Parlor Attendant
about 1781–85 (early Tenmei era)
Artist Katsukawa Shunkô (Japanese, 1743–1812)
Katsukawa Shunshô (Ôta Mus. cat., 2016), #60 (complete diptych)
Hosoban; 32.4 x 15 cm (12 3/4 x 5 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Left sheet of incomplete diptych.
The right sheet shows Ichikawa Monnosuke II as a book peddler. The play has not been identified.
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