Actor Nakajima Kanzô as the Packhorse Driver Negoto no Chôzô

中島勘蔵の馬子寝言の長蔵

Japanese
Edo period
1794 (Kansei 6), 8th month
Artist Tôshûsai Sharaku (Japanese, active 1794–1795), Publisher Tsutaya Jûzaburô (Kôshodô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Dai Sharaku ten (1995), reference #F; Ukiyo-e shûka 11 (1979), list #061

Dimensions

Hosoban; 31.7 x 13.9 cm (12 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

21.5834

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.19277, 21.5834

Play: Shinrei Yaguchi no Watashi (Ghosts at the Yaguchi Ford)
Theater: Kiri
神霊矢口渡(しんれいやぐちのわたし)
 桐

Signed

Tôshûsai Sharaku ga
東洲斎写楽画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

Formerly in the collection of Charles Jacquin; January 20, 1921, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding at January 17-22, 1921 sale of Mr. Charles Jacquin's collection at the Walpole Galleries, New York, lot #33; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection