Actor Ichimura Manzô, a Rising Star (Tayûko), as a Puppeteer

傀儡師 「太夫子 市村満蔵」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1737 (Genbun 2)
Artist Okumura Toshinobu (Japanese, active about 1717–1750), Publisher Okumuraya


Catalogue Raisonné

Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 1992

Dimensions

Hosoban; 31.7 x 15 cm (12 1/2 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.6635

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

“Tayûko” is a young actor who is expected to star in female roles in the near future. Ichimura Manzô was the childhood name, used from 1731 to 1745, of the actor who later became Ichimura Uzaemon IX (1725-1785).

Signed

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

Provenance

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

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection