Actors Sakata Hangorô II as Hotei Ichiemon (R) and Bandô Mitsugorô I as An no Heibei (L)

二代目坂田半五郎の布袋市右衛門 初代坂東三津五郎の安の平兵衛

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), #435 (three sheets of the pentaptych)

Dimensions

Hosoban diptych; 31 x 28 cm (12 3/16 x 11 in.)

Accession Number

21.4191-2

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 a pentaptych): 21.4191 (left), 21.4192 (right)

MFA impressions: 11.18827 (one sheet, same as 21.4191), 21.4191-2 (two sheets)

Main play: Hatsumonbi Kuruwa Soga
Additional play, added in the 2nd month: Gonin Otoko
Theater: Nakamura
初紋日郭曽我(はつもんびくるわそが)
五人男(ごにんおとこ)
 中村

Signed

Shunshô ga (on each sheet)
春章画

Provenance

November 1912, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection