Actor Onoe Matsusuke I as Hige no Ikyû

初代尾上松助の髭の伊久

Japanese
Edo period
1797 (Kansei 9), 3rd month
Artist Katsukawa Shun'ei (Japanese, 1762–1819), Publisher Murataya Jirobei (Eiyûdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Clark et al., The Actor's Image (1994), #680 (L sheet only, cut down to hosoban size); related triptych by Toyokuni: Heiteres treiben... (Köln, 1990), #1-56

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37 x 24.8 cm (14 9/16 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.2132

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.

MFA impressions: 11.2132 (right sheet only), 21.7311-3 (complete triptych)

Play: Sukeroku Kuruwa no Sakurato
Theater: Kawarazaki

Signed

Shun'ei ga

春英画

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection