Actors Ichikawa Yaozô II as Sakuramaru (R), Nakajima Mihoemon II as Fujiwara Shihei and Ichikawa Ebizô III as Matsuômaru (C), and Ichimura Uzaemon IX as Umeômaru (L)

二代目市川八百蔵の桜丸  二代目中島三甫右衛門の藤原時平、三代目市川海老蔵の松王丸  九代目市村宇左衛門の梅王丸

Japanese
Edo period
1776 (An'ei 5), 7th month
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)


Catalogue Raisonné

Herwig, Heroes of the Kabuki Stage (2004), #56; Clark et al., The Actor's Image (1994), #337; Ukiyo-e taikei 3 (1976), #s 30-2; Gookin cat. #158

Dimensions

Hosoban triptych; 31.2 x 43.3 cm (12 5/16 x 17 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.7140-2

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 21.7140 (left), 21.7141 (center), 21.7142 (right)

Play: Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami
Theater: Ichimura
菅原伝授手習鑑(すがわらでんじゅてならいかがみ)
 市村

Signed

Shunshô ga (on left and right sheets only)
春章画

Provenance

Spring 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection