Ichikawa Danjuro IV in the Role of the Monk Mongaku from the Play Hana-zumo Genji-biki
Katsukawa Shunshō (Japanese, 1726–1792)
Edo period (1615–1868)
Triptych of polychrome woodblock prints; ink and color on paper
Overall: 12 5/8 x 5 1/2 in. (32.1 x 14 cm)
Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1918
Not on view
Ichikawa Danjūrō IV as the monk Mongaku stands at the center of this composition. Nakamura Rikō as Chitose is on the left, Nakamura Nakazō I as Sakon-gitsune on the right. The three actors, mimicking the dance of the fox, seem somewhat perturbed by the rats they have attracted.
Signature: Shunsho ga
Frank Lloyd Wright American, Richland Center, Wisconsin 1867–1959 Phoenix, Arizona , Richland Center, WI and Phoenix, AZ (before 1918; sold to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Frank Lloyd Wright at the Metropolitan Museum of Art," December 3, 1982–February 27, 1983.
Tokyo. Tobu Museum of Art. "Nyūyōku, Nyūjājī ukiyoe korekushon ten," August 8, 1997–September 23, 1997.
Artist: Design by Katsukawa Shunshō (Japanese, 1726–1792)Date: late 18th–early 19th centuryMedium: Five cases; lacquered wood with gold, silver, black, and red togidashimaki-e on black lacquer ground
Netsuke: ivory; Nō mask
Ojime: lacquer bead
Accession: 36.100.240On view in:Not on view