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Actors Matsumoto Kôshirô (R), Ichikawa Danjûrô (C), and Ichikawa Monnosuke (L)

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Triptych: 21.7134 (left), 21.7135 (center), 21.7136 (right) Play: Oatsurai-zome Soga no Hinagata Theater: Nakamura Left sheet depicts actor Ichikawa Monnnosuke holding a puppet representing sumô wrestler Matano. Right sheet depicts actor holding a puppet representing Kawazu.

Signed

Shunshô ga (on left and center sheets), Shunshô (on right sheet) 春章画, 春章

Provenance

Spring 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1774 (An'ei 3)

Object Place

Catalogue Raisonné

Bickford, Sumo and the Woodblock Print Masters (1994), fig. 3 (this impression, left sheet only)

Dimensions

Hosoban triptych; 31.4 x 43.2 cm (12 3/8 x 17 in.)

Accession Number

21.7134-6

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints