Actors Nakajima Kanzaemon III as Hakken no Ôji (R) and Ichikawa Danzô IV (?) as Arakawa Tarô (?) (L)

三代目中島勘左衛門の八剣ノ王子  市川団蔵

Japanese
Edo period
1782 (Tenmei 2), 11th month
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)


Dimensions

Hosoban diptych; 30.7 x 27.8 cm (12 1/16 x 10 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.18762, 11.18854

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.18762 (left), 11.18854 (right)

MFA impressions: 11.18762VR (11.18762, 11.18854), 21.4205 (right sheet only)

Play: Godai Genji Mitsugi no Furisode
Theater: Nakamura
五代源氏貢振袖(ごだいげんじみつぎのふりそで)
 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