Actors Ichikawa Monnosuke II as Shinanonosuke (R), Iwai Hanshirô IV as the Fox Ôkura Jorô (C), and Bandô Mitsugorô I as Tennen no Mansaku (L)

二代目市川門之助の信濃介  四代目岩井半四郎の大蔵女郎狐  初代坂東三津五郎の天念の万作

Japanese
Edo period
1778 (An'ei 7), 11th month
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)


Dimensions

Hosoban triptych; 35 x 45.2 cm (13 3/4 x 17 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.18810, 11.18919, 11.18920

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.18810 (center), 11.18919 (right), 11.18920 (left)

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

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