Actor Iwai Hanshirô IV as the Wet Nurse Shigenoi

四代目岩井半四郎の乳人重の井

Japanese
Edo period
1794 (Kansei 6), 5th month
Artist Tôshûsai Sharaku (Japanese, active 1794–1795), Publisher Tsutaya Jûzaburô (Kôshodô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Dai Sharaku ten (1995), #021; Ukiyo-e shûka 11 (1979), list #021

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.3 x 25.2 cm (14 11/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.7243

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.14669, 11.14670, 21.7243

Play: Koinyôbô Somewake Tazuna
Theater: Kawarazaki
恋女房染分手綱(こいにょうぼうそめわけたづな)
 河原崎

Signed

Tôshûsai Sharaku ga
東洲斎写楽画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

September 1912, 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