Actors Onoe Matsusuke I as Hige no Ikyû (R), Nakayama Tomisaburô I as Agemaki (C), and Ichikawa Komazô III as Sukeroku (L)

初代尾上松助の髭の伊久  初代中山富三郎のあげまき  三代目市川高麗蔵

Japanese
Edo period
1797 (Kansei 9), 3rd month
Artist Katsukawa Shun'ei (Japanese, 1762–1819), Publisher Murataya Jirobei (Eiyûdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Clark et al., The Actor's Image (1994), #680 (L sheet only, cut down to hosoban size); related triptych by Toyokuni: Heiteres treiben... (Köln, 1990), #1-56

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.5 x 73.7 cm (14 3/4 x 29 in.)

Accession Number

21.7311-3

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 21.7311 (right), 21.7312 (center), 21.7313 (left)

MFA impressions: 11.2132 (right sheet only), 21.7311-3 (complete triptych)

Play: Sukeroku Kuruwa no Sakurato
Theater: Kawarazaki
助六廓桜人(すけろくくるわのさくらと)
 河原崎

Signed

Shun'ei ga (on right sheet only)
春英画

Provenance

Spring 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection