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

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


Dimensions

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

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

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

Signed

Shunshô ga (on each sheet)

春章画

Provenance

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)

NOTES:
[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