Actor Ichikawa Omezô I (formerly Ichikawa Bennosuke) as Soga no Gorô

初代市川男女蔵の曽我五郎

Japanese
Edo period
1790 (Kansei 2), 1st month
Artist Katsukawa Shunkô (Japanese, 1743–1812)


Dimensions

Hosoban; 29.7 x 13.7 cm (11 11/16 x 5 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.4272

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Haru no Nishiki Date-zome Soga
Theater: Nakamura

Omezô had taken his new name at the kaomise performance in the 11th month of the previous year.
春錦伊達染曽我(はるのにしきだてそめそが)
 中村

Inscription

Poem: Kaomise ya ...

Signed

Shunkô ga
春好画

Provenance

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

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection