Actor Nakamura Utaemon III (Shikan) as Osono, in a Once-in-a-Lifetime Performance (Issei ichidai)

「一世一代」 「おその 中村歌右衛門」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1825 (Bunsei 8), 3rd month
Artist Shunkôsai Hokushû (Japanese, active 1810–1832)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 94

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 40 x 27.5 cm (15 3/4 x 10 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.3210.20

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Hikosan Gongen Chikai no Sukedachi
Theater: Kado

Issued for the “farewell performance” of Shikan (who in fact continued acting under another name).
From an album in which the names of the actors were covered with slips of decorative paper.

Signed

Shunkôsai Hokushû ga

春好斎北洲画

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection