Actor Nakajima Kanzaemon III as Hakken no Ôji

三代目中島勘左衛門の八剣ノ王子

Japanese
Edo period
1782 (Tenmei 2), 11th month
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)


Dimensions

Hosoban; 32.3 x 14.7 cm (12 11/16 x 5 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.4205

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 diptych.

MFA impressions: 11.18762VR (11.18762, 11.18854), 21.4205 (right sheet only)

Play: Godai Genji Mitsugi no Furisode
Theater: Nakamura
五代源氏貢振袖(ごだいげんじみつぎのふりそで)
 中村

Signed

Shunshô ga
春章画

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