Actor Matsumoto Kôshirô IV as An no Heibei

四代目松本幸四郎の安の平兵衛

Japanese
Edo period
1789 (Tenmei 9/Kansei 1), 1st month
Artist Katsukawa Shunkô (Japanese, active about 1789–1818)


Dimensions

Hosoban; 32 x 14.4 cm (12 5/8 x 5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.6058

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 an incomplete polyptych, probably a pentaptych.

MFA impressions: 21.6058, 21.7317-9 (three sheets)

Play (second feature): Gonin Otoko
Play (main feature): Edo no Fuji Wakayagi Soga
Theater: Nakamura
五人男(ごにんおとこ)
江戸富士陽曽我(えどのふじわかやぎそが)
 中村

Signed

Shunkô ga
春好画

Provenance

Spring 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection