Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Ichikawa Danjuro IV in the Role of the Monk Mongaku from the Play Hana-zumo Genji-biki

Artist:
Katsukawa Shunshō (Japanese, 1726–1792)
Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
1775
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Triptych of polychrome woodblock prints; ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
Overall: 12 5/8 x 5 1/2 in. (32.1 x 14 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1918
Accession Number:
JP389a–c
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.

Okazaki Mindscape Museum. "Nyūyōku, Nyūjājī ukiyoe korekushon ten," September 27, 1997–October 26, 1997.

Ōtsu City Historical Museum. "Nyūyōku, Nyūjājī ukiyoe korekushon ten," November 1, 1997–December 7, 1997.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "A Beautiful Country: Yamato-e in Japanese Art," November 20, 2010–June 5, 2011.

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