Actor Ichikawa Danjûrô V as Sukeroku

五代目市川団十郎の助六

Japanese
Edo period
1782 (Tenmei 2), 1st month or 5th month


Catalogue Raisonné

Edo-Tokyo Museum, Dai Ukiyo-e ten (2014), #89 (complete); Clark et al., The Actor's Image (1994), #493 (photo of C only, description of pentaptych); Ukiyo-e taikei 3 (1976), #s 33-7 (complete)

Dimensions

Hosoban; 32.4 x 15.1 cm (12 3/4 x 5 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

34.376

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

One sheet of incomplete pentaptych.

MFA impressions: 11.18847 (CR), 21.7149-51 (CR, C, CL), 21.4056 (CL), 21.4057 (R), 34.376 (CL)

Play: Sukeroku Kuruwa no Natorigusa
Theater: Nakamura
The actors performed in these roles in the first month and again in the fifth month.
七種粧曽我(ななくさよそおいそが)
 中村

Signed

Shunshô ga
春章画

Provenance

1934, bequest of Nellie Parney Carter to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 4, 1934)

Credit Line

Nellie Parney Carter Collection—Bequest of Nellie Parney Carter