Actor Onoe Matsusuke I as Monbei

初代尾上松助の門兵衛

Japanese
Edo period
1782 (Tenmei 2), 1st month or 5th month
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)


Catalogue Raisonné

Clark et al., The Actor's Image (1994), #493 (photo of C only, description of pentaptych); Ukiyo-e taikei 3 (1976), #s 33-7 (complete pentaptych)

Dimensions

Hosoban; 29.7 x 14.3 cm (11 11/16 x 5 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.4057

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 incomplete pentaptych.

MFA impressions: 11.18847 (CR), 21.7149-51 (CR, C, CL), 21.4056 (CL), 21.4057 (R), 34.376 (CL)

Play: Sukeroku Kuruwa no Natorigusa
Theater: Nakamura
The actors performed in these roles in the first month and again in the fifth month.

Signed

Shunshô ga
春章画

Provenance

September 1911, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from the E. F. Fenollosa collection; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection