Actors Ichikawa Monnosuke II as Urabe Suetake and Bandô Matatarô IV as the Footman (Yakko) Mitahei, Actually Mita no Genta

二代目市川門之助の卜部季末武、四代目坂東又太郎の奴みた平実ハみたの源太

Japanese
Edo period
1781 (An'ei 10/Tenmei 1), 11th month
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)


Catalogue Raisonné

Katsukawa Shunshô (Ôta Mus. cat., 2016), #33

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 31.4 x 21.5 cm (12 3/8 x 8 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.14860

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Shitennô Tonoi no Kisewata
Theater: Nakamura
四天王宿直着綿(してんおうとのいのきせわた)ヵ
 中村

Signed

Shunshô ga
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