Actor Ichikawa Monnosuke II as Renseibô

二代目市川門之助の蓮成坊

Japanese
Edo period
1783 (Tenmei 3), 4th month
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)


Dimensions

Hosoban; 30.2 x 14.5 cm (11 7/8 x 5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.18869

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Right sheet of incomplete triptych; 11.18868 is the left sheet.

Play: Mata Saku Hana Musume Dôjô-ji
Theater: Nakamura, second feature

Signed

Shunshô ga

春章画

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