Actor Hayakawa Shinkatsu as the Courtesan Kojima (Keisei Kojima)

「浮世歌念仏 けいせい小じま 早川新勝」

Japanese
Edo period
1727 (Kyôho 12) OR 1732 (Kyôho 17), 11th month
Artist Okumura Toshinobu (Japanese, active about 1717–1750), Publisher Komatsuya (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 1952; Ukiyo-e shûka 1 (1983), pl. 126; Ukiyo-e zenshû I (1957), fig. 58

Dimensions

Hosoban; 31.9 x 15.3 cm (12 9/16 x 6 in.)

Accession Number

21.8113

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (urushi-e); ink on paper, with hand-applied color and nikawa

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Mutô dates the print to about 1727 (Kyôhô 12), but Ukiyo-e zenshû and Ukiyo-e shûka identify it as a kaomise play of 1732:

Play: Tsuwamono Kongen Hiru ga Kojima
Theater: Ichimura
兵根元蛭小島 (つわものこんげんひるがこじま)
 市村

Signed

Yamato gakô Okumura Toshinobu hitsu
大和画工 奥村利信筆

Provenance

Purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from W. L. Keane collection (lot 388); December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection