Actors Ichikawa Monnosuke II as Aoto Gorô (R), Yoshizawa Ayame IV as Yadorigi (C), and Matsumoto Kôshirô IV as Aoto Magosaburô (L)

二代目市川門之助の青砥五郎  四代目芳沢あやめの宿木  四代目松本幸四郎の青砥孫三郎

Japanese
Edo period
1778 (An'ei 7), 11th month
Artist Katsukawa Shunkô (Japanese, 1743–1812)


Catalogue Raisonné

Clark et al., The Actor's Image (1994), #564 and pl. 110 (center sheet of triptych only)

Dimensions

Hosoban triptych; 30 x 41.9 cm (11 13/16 x 16 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.18289, 11.18418, 11.18419

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.18289 (left), 11.18418 (center), 11.18419 (right)

MFA impressions: 11.18289VR (11.18289, 11.18418, 11.18419; complete triptych), 21.6145 (right sheet only)

Play: Motomishi Yukibae Hachinoki
Theater: Nakamura
瞻雪栄鉢木(もとみしゆきばえはちのき)
 中村

Signed

Katsukawa Shunkô ga (on each sheet)
勝川春好画

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