Actors Ichikawa Danjûrô V as Fukurokuju, Iwai Hanshirô IV as Ryûyô Dôji, and Sawamura Sôjûrô III as Shin'yô Dôji

五代目市川団十郎の福禄寿、四代目岩井半四郎のしんやう童子、三代目沢村宗十郎のりうやう童子

Japanese
Edo period
1789 (Tenmei 9/Kansei 1), 11th month
Artist Katsukawa Shunkô (Japanese, active about 1789–1818)


Dimensions

Vertical aiban; 32.4 x 21.7 cm (12 3/4 x 8 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.14971

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The finale at the end of the first part of the program.
Play: Hana no O-Edo Masakado Matsuri
Theater: Nakamura

Signed

Shunkô ga

春好画

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