Actor Morita Kan'ya VIII as the Palanquin-bearer Uguisu no Jirôsaku

八代目森田勘弥の駕籠舁鶯の次郎作

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), #018; Ukiyo-e shûka 11 (1979), list #017

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.9 x 25 cm (14 15/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.7253

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: *11.22942 (deaccessioned in 2012), 21.7253

Play: Katakiuchi Noriaibanashi
Theater: Kiri
敵討乗合話(かたきうちのりあいばなし)
 桐

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