Actors Nakamura Nakazô I as Sakon-gitsune, the Fox of Shiinokizawa (R), Ichikawa Danzô IV as Mongaku (C), and Nakamura Rikô I as Chitose (L)

初代中村仲蔵の椎木沢狐 四代市川団蔵の文覚 初代中村里好の千とせ

Japanese
Edo period
1775 (An'ei 4), 11th month
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)


Catalogue Raisonné

Katsukawa Shunshô (Ôta Mus. cat., 2016), #23; Nagata et al, The New York and New Jersey Ukiyo-e Collection (exh. cat., 1997), #129; Clark et al., The Actor's Image (1994), #309 (R only)

Dimensions

Hosoban triptych; 30.5 x 43.2 cm (12 x 17 in.)

Accession Number

21.7137-9

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 21.7137 (left), 21.7138 (center), 21.7139 (right)

MFA impressions: 11.13450 (R only), 20.208 (R only), 21.7137-9 (complete triptych)

Play: Hana-zumô Genji-biiki
Theater: Nakamura
花相撲源氏張膽(はなずもうげんじびいき)
 中村

Signed

Shunshô ga (on each sheet)
春章画

Provenance

January 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from J. Clarence Webster Collection; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection