Actors Ichikawa Danjûrô V as An no Heibei, Ôtani Hiroemon III as Kaminari Shôkurô, and Ôtani Hiroji III as Hotei Ichiemon

五代目市川団十郎の安の平兵衛  三代目大谷廣右衛門の雷庄九郎  三代目大谷広次の布袋市右衛門

Edo period
1776 (An'ei 5), 5th month
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)


Hosoban triptych; 30.4 x 43.1 cm (11 15/16 x 16 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.18613, 11.18911, 11.18912

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



Triptych (three sheets of incomplete pentaptych?): 11.18613 (right), 11.18911 (left), 11.18912 (center)

MFA impressions: 11.18613VR (11.18613, 11.18911, 11.18912), 21.4150 (left sheet only)

Play: Makikaesu Mikari Soga
Theater: Morita


Shunshô ga (on each sheet)



By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 – d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)

[1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection