Actor Ichikawa Yaozô II as Sakuramaru

二代目市川八百蔵の桜丸

Japanese
Edo period
1773 (An'ei 2), 9th month
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e zenshû 5 (1957), pl. 30 (complete tetraptych)

Dimensions

Hosoban; 29.9 x 14.2 cm (11 3/4 x 5 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.4139

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Left sheet of incomplete tetraptych.

Play: Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami
Theater: Nakamura

Both Kabuki Nenpyô and Kabuki Nendaiki say that the part of Sakuramaru in this production was played by Ichikawa Monnosuke. However, a tsuji banzuke for the production (00.1635, 11.28560, 11.28565) says that the part was played by Yaozô.
菅原伝授手習鑑(すがわらでんじゅてならいかがみ)
 中村

Signed

Shunshô ga
春章画

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