Actors Sawamura Sôjûrô III as Seitaka Dôji (R), Ichikawa Danjûrô V as a Stone Image of Fudô (C), and Ichikawa Yaozô II as Kongara Dôji (L)

三代目沢村宗十郎のせいたか童子 五代目市川団十郎の不動像 二代目市川八百蔵の矜迦羅童子

Japanese
Edo period
1780 (An'ei 9), 11th month
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)


Catalogue Raisonné

Clark et al., The Actor's Image (1994), #453 (two right sheets only)

Dimensions

Hosoban triptych; 30.5 x 45.8 cm (12 x 18 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.18974-6

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.18974 (right), 11.18975 (center), 11.18976 (left), virtual record: 11.18974-6

Play: Kitekaeru Nishiki no Wakayaka
Theater: Nakamura

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