Actor Iwai Hanshirô IV as the Fox Otatsu (Otatsu-gitsune)

四代岩井半四郎のお辰狐

Japanese
Edo period
1770 (Meiwa 7), 11th month
Artist Ippitsusai Bunchô (Japanese, active about 1765–1792)


Catalogue Raisonné

Clark et al., The Actor's Image (1994), #39; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Bunchô list, #103

Dimensions

Hosoban; 31.4 x 14.3 cm (12 3/8 x 5 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.4756

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Nue no Mori Ichiyô no Mato
Theater: Nakamura
鵺森一陽的(ぬえのもりいちようのまと)
 中村

Signed

Ippitsusai Bunchô ga
一筆齊文調画

Markings

Artist's seal: Mori uji

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