Actors Onoe Matsusuke I as Prince Takanori (R), Ichikawa Danjûrô V as Shinozuka Iga no Kami (C), and Nakamura Sukegorô II as Ômori Hikoshichi (L)

初代尾上松助の高純親王  五代目市川団十郎の篠塚伊賀守  二代目中村助五郎の大森彦七

Japanese
Edo period
1779 (An'ei 8), 11th month
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)


Dimensions

Hosoban triptych; 37 x 43 cm (14 9/16 x 16 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.18818, 11.18843, 20.22

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.18818 (right), 11.18843 (center), 20.22 (left)

MFA impressions: 20.194 (right sheet only), 11.18818VR (11.18818, 11.18843, 20.22) (complete), RES.54.174 (left sheet only)

Play: Kaeribana Eiyû Taiheiki
Theater: Nakamura
帰花英雄太平記(かえりばなえいゆうたいへいき)
 中村

Signed

Shunshô ga (on each sheet)
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