Actor Nakamura Nakazô I, from the series Fans of the East (Azuma ôgi)

「東扇」 初代中村仲蔵

Japanese
Edo period
about 1775 (An'ei 4)
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)


Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Double aiban; 46 x 33 cm (18 1/8 x 13 in.)

Accession Number

21.4296

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

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.

Signed

Shunshô ga
春章画

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection