Actor Matsumoto Kôshirô III
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)
Hosoban; 32.8 x 14.9 cm (12 15/16 x 5 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Matsumoto Kôshirô II took the name Ichikawa Danjûrô IV in 1754.11, but later took back the name Matsumoto Kôshirô II in 1770.11 when his son Matsumoto Kôshirô III (who had used that name since 1754.11) took the name Ichikawa Danjûrô V. Two years later, in 1772.11, Matsumoto Kôshirô II became Ichikawa Ebizô III and kept thIs name until his death in 1778.
Artist's seal: Rin (in jar shape)
July 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.
William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection