Actor Ôtani Tomoemon II (?) as a Footman (Yakko)

二代目大谷友衛右門ヵの奴

Japanese
Edo period
1796 (Kansei 8), 9th month (?)
Artist Utagawa Kunimasa (Japanese, 1773–1810)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 9 (1981), list #1.025 (complete diptych)

Dimensions

Hosoban, left sheet of diptych; 30.3 x 14 cm (11 15/16 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

21.7026

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Left sheet of incomplete diptych.

Play: Hikosan Gongen Chikai no Sukedachi (?)
Theater: Miyako (?)

Signed

Kunimasa ga
国政画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

February 10-12, 1921, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding at Carl Schraubstadter sale, American Art Art Galleries, New York; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection