Actor Segawa Kikunojô V as Tamaori-hime

「玉おり姫 瀬川菊之丞」(五代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1817 (Bunka 14), 8th month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Yamaguchiya Tôbei (Kinkôdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 100-4745

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 39 x 26.3 cm (15 3/8 x 10 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.22501

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Probably the center sheet of an incomplete triptych.

Play: Ichinotani Futaba Gunki
Theater: Kawarazaki
一谷嫩軍記(いちのたにふたばぐんき)
 河原崎

Signed

Toyokuni ga
豊国画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

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