Actors Yamashita Kinsaku II as Yukinoto, representing Umeômaru (R); Nakamura Tomijûrô I as Matsuura Sayo-hime, representing Matsuômaru (C); and Nakamura Noshio I as Tsukimasu, representing Sakuramaru (L)

二代目山下金作の雪の戸(梅王の見得)  初代中村富十郎の松浦佐用姫(松王の見得)  初代中村野塩の月益(桜丸の見得)

Japanese
Edo period
1773 (An'ei 2), 7th month
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)


Catalogue Raisonné

Clark et al., The Actor's Image (1994), #258 (right sheet only); Ukiyo-e zenshû 5 (1957), fig. 30 (complete)

Dimensions

Hosoban triptych; 32.6 x 44.1 cm (12 13/16 x 17 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.14875a-b, 11.14876

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.14875a-b (center and right), 11.14876 (left)

MFA impressions: 11.14875VR (11.14875a-b, 11.14876), 21.7120-2

Play: Miyabashira Iwao no Butai
Theater: Morita

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