Actor Nakajima Kanzaemon III as Kô no Moronao

三代目中島勘左衛門の高師直

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Asano et al., Chûshingura VII (2014), list #1-39, photo p. 26

Dimensions

Hosoban; 31 x 14.7 cm (12 3/16 x 5 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.18852

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.18852, 21.4206

Play: Kanadehon Chûshingura
Theater: Nakamura

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