Actor Nakamura Sankô I as the Courtesan (Keisei) Mangoku, actually Matasuke's Wife (Nyôbô) Ochô

「けいせい万国実は又助女房お蝶 中村さん光」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1825 (Bunsei 8), 1st month
Artist Gatôken Shunshi (Japanese, active 1820s), Publisher Shôhonya Seishichi (Honsei) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 2 (1998), #214 (complete triptych)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.3 x 25.8 cm (14 11/16 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.3213.8

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 an incomplete triptych; 17.3213.9, by Shunchô, is the center sheet.

Play: Keisei Hyakumangoku
Theater: Kado

There is a second, unidentified publisher’s mark (Genshoku #190/919).
From an album with decorative paper pasted over the names of the actors.

Signed

Shunshi ga

春芝画

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection