Actor Ôtani Tomoemon I

初代大谷友右衛門

Japanese
Edo period
1768 (Meiwa 5)
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)


Dimensions

Hosoban; 31.3 x 14.4 cm (12 5/16 x 5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.4159

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Theater: Ichimura

Arrives in Edo 1769.11, moves to Nakamura 1772.11
Possibly as Kasuya Tôta Arisue in Mutsu no Hana Ume no Kaomise, 1769.11; or Sukune Tarô in Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami, 1772.1
Sukune Tarô and Shiratayû in the drama “Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami

Signed

Shunshô ga
春章画

Markings

Artist's seal: Rin (in jar shape)

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