Actor Nakamura Nakazô I, from the series Fans of the East (Azuma ôgi)
about 1775 (An'ei 4)
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)
Clark et al., The Actor's Image (1994), p. 208, n. 2 (described but not illustrated); Genshoku ukiyo-e dai hyakka jiten 7 (1980), p. 138
Double aiban; 46 x 33 cm (18 1/8 x 13 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Probably in the role of Kudô Suketsune in Iromoyô Aoyagi Soga at the Nakamura Theater in the 1st month of 1775. A similar costume is shown on 11.18814.
November 1912, 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.
William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection