Actor Ikushima Shingorô, from an untitled series of Theater Pictures (Shibai-e)

生島新五郎

Japanese
Edo period
about 1711 (Hôei 8/Shôtoku 1)
Artist Okumura Masanobu (Japanese, 1686–1764)


Catalogue Raisonné

Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 1820 and no. 2303; Shibui, "Masanobu no sumi-e," Ukiyo-e no kenkyû VI.3 (March 1929), #D-11 (left half)

Dimensions

Left half of horizontal ôban sheet; 26.8 x 15 cm (10 9/16 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.7199

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Ten sheets from the set of twelve: 11.13361 to 11.13369 and 21.5731, plus an additional half sheet, 21.7199. The plays that can be identified were performed between 1709 and 1710, and so the series may have been made for New Year of 1711.

Signed

Unsigned
無款

Provenance

September 1911, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from the E. F. Fenollosa collection; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection