Actor Arashi Ryûzô II as Teraoka Heiemon

二代目嵐竜蔵の寺岡平右衛門

Japanese
Edo period
1795 (Kansei 7), 4th month
Artist Katsukawa Shun'ei (Japanese, 1762–1819), Falsely attributed to Tôshûsai Sharaku (Japanese, active 1794–1795), Publisher Tsutaya Jûzaburô (Kôshodô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 9 (1981), pl. 20 (different colors); Ukiyo-e taikei 3 (1976), #195

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37 x 21.6 cm (14 9/16 x 8 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

21.5965

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper, with mica added later

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

A genuine print by Shun’ei, revamped as a fake Sharaku.
MFA impressions: 21.5965 (with added mica and false Sharaku signature), 21.6025

Play: Kanadehon Chûshingura
Theater: Miyako
仮名手本忠臣蔵(かなでほんちゅうしんくら)
 都

Signed

False signature: Tôshûsai Sharaku ga

Markings

False publisher's mark and censor's seal

Provenance

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

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection