Actors Ichikawa Yaozô III as Yamada no Saburô and Ichikawa Ebizô IV as Tarômaru

三代目市川八百蔵の山田三郎、四代目市川海老蔵の太郎丸

Japanese
Edo period
1783 (Tenmei 3), 1st month
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)


Dimensions

Hosoban; 32 x 14.4 cm (12 5/8 x 5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.13464

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Edo no Hana Mimasu Soga
Theater: Nakamura
江戸花三升曽我(えどのはなみますそが)
 中村

Signed

Shunshô ga
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