Actors Ichikawa Yaozô III as the Gatekeeper (Monban) Yosuke (R) and Nakamura Rikô I as the Brushcutter (Shibakari) Onaka (L)

三代目市川八百蔵の門番与助  初代中村里好の芝刈お仲

Japanese
Edo period
1779 (An'ei 8), 11th month
Artist Katsukawa Shunjô (Japanese, died in 1787)


Dimensions

Hosoban diptych; 29.9 x 27.8 cm (11 3/4 x 10 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.18462-3

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.18462 (left), 11.18463 (right)

Triptych: 11.18462-3 (left and center sheets), 21.6041 (right sheet); no VR

Play (kaomise): Utakurabe Tôsei Moyô
Theater: Morita
倭歌競当世模様(うたくらべとうせいもよう)
 森田

Signed

Katsukawa Shunjô ga (on each sheet)
勝川春常画

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