Actor Ichikawa Monnosuke II as Rensaibô

二代目市川門之助の蓮西坊

Japanese
Edo period
1780 (An'ei 9), 1st month
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)


Catalogue Raisonné

Clark et al., The Actor's Image (1994), #437; Waterhouse, Images of Eighteenth-Century Japan (1975), #140 (described but not illustrated)

Dimensions

Hosoban; 30.9 x 14 cm (12 3/16 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

21.4131

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: 11.1796VR (11.18796, 11.18825) (C and L only), 21.4120 (R only), 21.4131 (L only)

Play: Hike ya Tende ni Tsurigane-biiki
Main feature: Hatsumonbi Kuruwa Soga
Theater: Nakamura
曳各鐘贔屓(ひけやてんでにつりがねひいき)
初紋日艶郷曽我(はつもんびくるわそが)
 中村

Signed

Shunshô ga
春章画

Provenance

November 1912, purchased 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