Actor Iwai Hanshirô IV as Komatsubiki no Shizunome, Actually Tegoshi no Geisha Ochô

四代目岩井半四郎の小松引の賤の女実ハ手越のけいしゃおちょう

Japanese
Edo period
1791 (Kansei 3), 1st month
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)


Catalogue Raisonné

Katsukawa Shunshô (Ôta Mus. cat., 2016), #48 (complete diptych)

Dimensions

Hosoban; 30.9 x 14 cm (12 3/16 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

21.4065

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Left sheet of incomplete diptych.

Play (Jôruri, second feature): Komatsubiki
Play (main feature): Haru Sekai Nigiwai Soga
Theater: Nakamura
小松引(こまつびき)
春世界艶麗曽我(はるせかいにぎわいそが)
 中村

Signed

Shunshô ga
春章画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

February 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from J. Clarence Webster Collection; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection