Actor Azuma Tôzô II as Munetô's Wife Utô, Actually the Spirit of Hiraga no Taka in Dewa Province

二代目吾妻藤蔵の宗任女房うとふ実ハ出羽の国平賀のたかの精霊

Japanese
Edo period
1768 (Meiwa 5), 11th month
Artist Ippitsusai Bunchô (Japanese, active about 1765–1792)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 030-0148

Dimensions

Hosoban; 29.8 x 14.7 cm (11 3/4 x 5 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.4723

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 21.4722, 21.4723

Play: Otokoyama Yunzei Kurabe
Dance number (shosa): Oshiegusa Yoshiwara Suzume, with nagauta music
Theater: Ichimura
興行名:男山弓勢競(おとこやまゆんぜいくらべ)
所作題:教草吉原雀(おしえぐさよしわらすずめ) 音曲:長唄
 市村

Signed

Ippitsusai Bunchô ga
一筆齊文調画

Markings

Artist's seal: Mori uji

Provenance

February 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from J. Clarence Webster Collection; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection