Actors Ichikawa Danjûrô VII as Amakawaya Gihei and Segawa Kikunojô as His Wife (Nyôbô) Osono

瀬川菊之丞

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Yasukiyo (Japanese, dates unknown), Publisher Tsutaya Jûzaburô (Kôshodô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 31.5 x 23 cm (12 3/8 x 9 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.37377

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Kanadehon Chûshingura

Signed

Yasukiyo ga
安清画

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: January 19, 2005)

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