Actor Nakamura Utaemon I as Matsui Gengo, Later Kumasaka’s Henchman Sanjô no Emon

初代中村歌右衛門の松井源五後ニ熊坂の手下三条の衛門

Japanese
Edo period
1770 (Meiwa 7), 1st month
Artist Ippitsusai Bunchô (Japanese, active about 1765–1792)


Dimensions

Hosoban; 31 x 14.3 cm (12 3/16 x 5 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.4690

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Kagami-ga-ike Omokage Soga
Theater: Nakamura
鏡池俤曽我(かがみいけおもかげそが)
 中村

Signed

Ippitsusai Bunchô ga
一筆齊文調画

Markings

Artist's seal: Mori uji

Provenance

August 1919, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frederick W. Gookin (lot 236); December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection