Actors Nakayama Tomisaburô I as An no Oyasu (R), Iwai Kiyotarô II as Kaminari no Oshô (C), and Nakayama Tatezô I as Gokuin no Osen (L)

初代中山富三郎の安のおやす  二代目岩井喜世太郎の雷のお庄  初代中山楯蔵のごくいんのお千

Japanese
Edo period
1792 (Kansei 4), 2nd month
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792), Publisher Harimaya Shinshichi (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Clark et al., The Actor's Image (1994), #542 (complete pentaptych); Gookin cat. #266

Dimensions

Hosoban triptych; 32.1 x 43.3 cm (12 5/8 x 17 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.7152-4

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 a pentaptych): 21.7152 (left), 21.7153 (center), 21.7154 (right)

MFA impressions: 11.18870 (left sheet only), 21.7152-4 (triptych)

Play: Wakamurasaki Edokko Soga (Part 2, added in 2nd month to play that opened in 1st month)
Theater: Ichimura
若紫江戸子曽我(わかむらさきえどっこそが)
 市村

Signed

Shunshô ga (on each sheet)
春章画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

Purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from W. L. Keane collection (lot 60); December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection