Actor Iwai Hanshirô IV in a Dance of Seven Changes

四代目岩井半四郎の七変化

Japanese
Edo period
1787 (Tenmei 7), 3rd month
Artist Katsukawa Shunchô (Japanese, active about 1780–1801), Publisher Fushimiya Zenroku (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Right sheet of diptych: TNM Ukiyo-e cat. 2 (1962), #1746; Ukiyo-e zenshû 5 (1957), fig. 83

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 39 x 26.1 cm (15 3/8 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.5897

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.

MFA impressions: 21.5897, RES.50.52

Play (shosa): Shichihenge no shosa (Dance of Seven Changes)
Play: Miyakodori Yayoi no Watari
Theater: Kiri
七へんけの所作
都鳥弥生渡(みやこどりやよいのわたし)
 桐

Signed

Shunchô ga
春潮画

Provenance

March 1918, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection