Actor Ichimura Uzaemon IX as a Komusô

九代目市村宇左衛門の虚無僧

Japanese
Edo period
about 1770–72 (late Meiwa era)
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), pl. 55

Dimensions

Hosoban; 32 x 14.3 cm (12 5/8 x 5 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.4727

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ippitsusai Bunchô ga
一筆齊文調画

Markings

Artist's seal: Mori uji

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