Actors Matsumoto Kôshirô IV as Soga no Jûrô (R), Ichikawa Danjûrô V as Kudô Suketsune (C), and Ichikawa Monnosuke II as Soga no Gorô (L)

四代目松本幸四郎の曽我十郎  五代目市川団十郎の工藤助常  二代目市川門之助の曾我五郎

Japanese
Edo period
1774 (An'ei 3), 1st month
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bickford, Sumo and the Woodblock Print Masters (1994), fig. 3 (this impression, left sheet only)

Dimensions

Hosoban triptych; 31.4 x 43.2 cm (12 3/8 x 17 in.)

Accession Number

21.7134-6

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 21.7134 (left), 21.7135 (center), 21.7136 (right)

Play: Oatsurae-zome Soga no Hinagata
Theater: Nakamura
Left sheet depicts actor Ichikawa Monnnosuke holding a puppet representing sumô wrestler Matano. Right sheet depicts actor holding a puppet representing Kawazu.
御誂染曽我雛形(おあつらえそがのひながた)
 中村

Signed

Shunshô (on right sheet), Shunshô ga (on center and left sheets)
春章画, 春章

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