Actor Onoe Matsusuke I as Monbei
1782 (Tenmei 2), 1st month or 5th month
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)
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)
Hosoban; 29.7 x 14.3 cm (11 11/16 x 5 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
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
The actors performed in these roles in the first month and again in the fifth month.
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.
William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection