Actors Nakamura Sukegorô II as Kaminari Shôkurô (R) and Sakata Hangorô II as Hotei Ichiemon (L)

二代目中村助五郎の雷庄九郎  二代目坂田半五郎の布袋市右衛門

Japanese
Edo period
1780 (An'ei 9), 2nd month
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)


Catalogue Raisonné

Clark et al., The Actor's Image (1994), #433

Dimensions

Diptych; 29.5 x 25 cm (11 5/8 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.26653-4

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych (two sheets of incomplete pentaptych): 11.26653 (left), 11.26654 (right)

Main play: Hatsumonbi Kuruwa Soga
Additional play, added in the 2nd month: Gonin Otoko
Theater: Nakamura

Signed

Shunshô ga

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