Actor Ichikawa Yaozô II as Tokubei (in 1767.2) OR as Akaneya Hanshichi (in 1768.8)

二代目市川八百蔵のの徳兵衛 ヵ 茜屋半七 ヵ

Japanese
Edo period
1767 (Meiwa 4), 2nd month OR 1768 (Meiwa 5), 8th month
Artist Ippitsusai Bunchô (Japanese, active about 1765–1792)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 2, British Museum II (1988), fig. 78 (L only); Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Bunchô list, #71 (R) and #73 (L); Waterhouse, Harunobu and His Age (1964), #1 (L only, no date)

Dimensions

Hosoban; 29.3 x 14.7 cm (11 9/16 x 5 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.4686

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Right sheet of incomplete diptych.

MFA impressions: 06.1038VR (complete diptych: 06.1038, 11.18524), 21.4686 (right sheet only)

Play: Yo ni Ôsaka Nitsui no Myôto
Theater: Ichimura, 1767.2
OR
Play: Michiyuki Obana ga Tsuyu
Theater: Nakamura, 1768.8
世大阪二対女夫(よにおほさかについのめうと)、市村 ヵ
 道行尾花が露(みちゆきおばながつゆ)、中村

Signed

Ippitsusai Bunchô ga
一筆齊文調画

Markings

Artist's seal: Mori uji

Provenance

August 1919, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frederick W. Gookin (lot 240); December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection