Actors Ichikawa Monnosuke II as Sadanori (R), Iwai Hanshirô IV as Sanuki no Mae (C), and Bandô Mitsugorô I as Mibu no Tadami (R)

二代市川門之助の貞則   四代目岩井半四郎のさぬきの前  初代坂東三津五郎の壬生忠見

Japanese
Edo period
1777 (An'ei 6), 11th month
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)


Dimensions

Hosoban triptych; 29.4 x 14.2 cm (11 9/16 x 5 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.18718, 11.18903, 11.18904

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.18718 (left), 11.18903 (center), 11.18904 (right)

Play: Masakado Kanmuri no Hatsuyuki
Theater: Nakamura
将門冠初雪(まさかどかむりのはつゆき)
 中村

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