Actor Iwai Hanshirô IV as Asagao (?)

四代目岩井半四郎の朝顔ヵ

Japanese
Edo period
1780 (An'ei 9), 11th month (?)
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)


Dimensions

Hosoban; 31.4 x 15.2 cm (12 3/8 x 6 in.)

Accession Number

21.4229

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (kaomise): Kitekaeru Nishiki no Wakayaka (?)
Thearter: Nakamura
極飜錦壮貌(きてかえるにしきのわかやか)
 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