Actors Ichikawa Danjûrô V as a Woodcutter (R) and Nakamura Nakazô I as Hakamadare Yasusuke or Watanabe no Tsuna (?) (L)

五代目市川団十郎の木賊苅  初代中村仲蔵の袴垂保輔ヵ渡辺綱ヵ

Japanese
Edo period
1781 (An'ei 10/Tenmei 1), 11th month
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)


Catalogue Raisonné

Clark et al., The Actor's Image (1994), #481(left); Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 11, Museo d'Arte Orientale, Genoa, II (1989), pl. 9 (complete diptych)

Dimensions

Hosoban diptych; 31.2 x 28.5 cm (12 5/16 x 11 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.7106-7

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 21.7106 (left), 21.7107 (right)

MFA impressions: 11.18635 (R only), 21.7106-7 (complete diptych)

Play: Shitennô Tonoi no Kisewata (?)
Theater: Nakamura
四天王宿直着綿(してんおうとのいのきせわた)ヵ
 中村

Signed

Shunshô ga (on each sheet)
春章画

Provenance

Spring 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection