Actor Ichikawa Ebizô as Usui Aratarô Sadamitsu in a Shibaraku scene

市川鰕蔵の碓井荒太郎定光にて暫

Japanese
Edo period
1796 (Kansei 8), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Kunimasa (Japanese, 1773–1810)


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Printed Treasures (2008), #90; Ukiyo-e shûka 9 (1981), list #1.033; Ukiyo-e taikei 9 (1976), #198; Ukiyo-e taisei 10 (1930), #23

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36 x 23.7 cm (14 3/16 x 9 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.7019

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.14981, 21.7019

Play: Seiwa Nidai Ôyose Genji
Theater: Miyako
清和二代遨源氏(せいわにだいおおよせげんじ)
 都

Signed

Kunimasa ga
国政画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

Formerly in the Sumitomo collection; June 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Yamanaka & Co.; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection