Actors, from right: Nakamura Rikô I as Agemaki, Nakamura Nakazô I as Hige no Ikyû, and Ichikawa Danjurô V as Sukeroku
1782 (Tenmei 2), 1st month or 5th month
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)
Edo-Tokyo Museum, Dai Ukiyo-e ten (2014), #89 (complete); 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)
Hosoban triptych; 31.3 x 43.1 cm (12 5/16 x 16 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Triptych (three sheets of pentaptych): 21.7149 (left), 21.7150 (center), 21.7151 (right)
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.
Shunshô ga (on each sheet)
Spring 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.
William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection