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Actor Segawa Kikunojô III as the Courtesan (Keisei) Azuma

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Play: Kachi Sumô Uchiwa no Ageha (=Futatsu Chôchô Kuruwa Nikki) Theater: Nakamura

Signed

Katsu Shunrô ga 勝春郎画

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

Japanese, Edo period, 1783 (Tenmei 3), 8th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Izawa, "Katsushika Shunrô...," Ukiyo-e geijutsu 79 (1983), p. 15, #8

Dimensions

Hosoban; 29 x 13.8 cm (11 7/16 x 5 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.20054

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints