Actor Ôtani Hiroji III as Mongaku Shônin

三代大谷広次の文覚上人

Japanese
Edo period
1777 (An'ei 6), 2nd month
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)


Catalogue Raisonné

A diptych of the same play: Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 4, Victoria and Albert Museum I (1989), pl. 76

Dimensions

Hosoban; 28.5 x 13.3 cm (11 1/4 x 5 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

RES.54.178

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Left sheet of incomplete triptych.

MFA impressions: 11.18965-7 (complete triptych), RES.54.178 (left sheet only, corresponding to 11.18966)

Play: Kane Kakete Hana no Furisode
Theater: Nakamura

Signed

Shunshô ga
春章画

Credit Line

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston—Worcester Art Museum exchange, made possible through the Special Korean Pottery Fund, Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution, and Smithsonian Institution—MFA Chinese Expedition, 1923-24