Actor Ichikawa Ebizô III as the Thunder God (Raijin), an incarnation of Sugawara Michizane

三代目市川海老蔵の雷神

Japanese
Edo period
1776 (An'ei 5), 8th month
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)


Catalogue Raisonné

Clark et al., The Actor's Image (1994), #339; Ukiyo-e zenshû 5 (1957), pl. 27 (different date, role); Michener, The Floating World (1954), pl. 43

Dimensions

Hosoban; 32.5 x 15 cm (12 13/16 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.4358

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 20.21, 21.4358

Play: Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami
Theater: Ichimura
菅原伝授手習鑑(すがわらでんじゅてならいかがみ)
 市村

Signed

Shunshô ga
春章画

Provenance

November 1919, acquired by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection