Actor Nakamura Nakazô I as Sakon-gitsune, the Fox of Shiinokizawa

初代中村仲蔵の椎木沢狐

Japanese
Edo period
1775 (An'ei 4), 11th month
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)


Catalogue Raisonné

Katsukawa Shunshô (Ôta Mus. cat., 2016), #23; Nagata et al, The New York and New Jersey Ukiyo-e Collection (exh. cat., 1997), #129; Clark et al., The Actor's Image (1994), #309 (R only)

Dimensions

Hosoban; 31.5 x 14 cm (12 3/8 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

20.208

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 an incomplete triptych.

MFA impressions: 11.13450 (R only), 20.208 (R only), 21.7137-9 (complete triptych)

Play: Hana-zumô Genji-biiki
Theater: Nakamura
花相撲源氏張膽(はなずもうげんじびいき)
 中村

Signed

Shunshô ga
春章画

Provenance

1920, gift of Henry Adams (b. 1838 - d. 1919) to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 22, 1920)

Credit Line

Adams Collection