Actors Nakamura Nakazô I as Watanabe no Tsuna (R), Ichikawa Monnosuke II as Urabe no Suetake (C), and Ichikawa Danjûrô V as Sakata Kintoki (L)

初代中村仲蔵の渡辺綱  二代目市川門之助の卜部季末武  五代目市川団十郎の坂田金時

Japanese
Edo period
1781 (An'ei 10/Tenmei 1), 11th month
Artist Katsukawa Shunjô (Japanese, died in 1787)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e taikei 3 (1976), #57-61 (complete pentaptych)

Dimensions

Hosoban triptych; 32.7 x 44.7 cm (12 7/8 x 17 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.18443, 11.25006, 11.25007

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych (three sheets of incomplete pentaptych): 11.18443 (right), 11.25006 (center), 11.25007 (left)

MFA impressions: 11.18442 (left sheet only), 11.18443VR (three sheets: 11.18443, 11.25006, 11.25007)

Play: Shitennô Tonoi no Kisewata
Theater: Nakamura

Signed

Shunjô ga (on each sheet)

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