Actors Nakajima Kanzaemon III as Kô no Moronao (R) and Ichikawa Yaozô III (?) as Momonoi Wakasanosuke (?) (L)

三代目中島勘左衛門の高師直  三代目市川八百蔵ヵの桃井若狭之丞ヵ

Japanese
Edo period
1783 (Tenmei 3), 5th month
Artist Katsukawa Shunkô (Japanese, active about 1789–1818)


Catalogue Raisonné

Clark et al., The Actor's Image (1994), #526 (R only; attr. Shunshô, dated 5/1786)

Dimensions

Hosoban diptych; 31.7 x 14.2 cm (12 1/2 x 5 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

54.469-70

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 54.469 (right), 54.470 (left)

MFA impressions: 06.1295 (right sheet only), 54.469-70 (complete diptych)

Play: Kanadehon Chûshingura
Theater: Nakamura

Signed

(seal only)

Markings

Artist's seal: Rin (in jar)

Credit Line

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston—Worcester Art Museum exchange, made possible through the Special Korean Pottery Fund, Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution, and Smithsonian Institution—Chinese Expedition, 1923–24