Actor Iwai Hanshirô IV as Okume

四代岩井半四郎の手飼庵崎のおくめ

Japanese
Edo period
1779 (An'ei 8), 8th month
Artist Ippitsusai Bunchô (Japanese, active about 1765–1792), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 12, Museum für Ostasiatische Kunst, Berlin (1988), pl. 60; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Bunchô list, #109

Dimensions

Hosoban; 29.5 x 14.2 cm (11 5/8 x 5 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.4721

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 21.4693, 21.4721

Signed

Ippitsusai Bunchô ga
一筆齊文調画

Markings

Artist's seal: Mori uji
Collector's seal: Wakai Oyaji

Provenance

Formerly in the collection of Baron Sumitomo; May 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Yamanaka & Co.; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection