Actor Nakayama Tomisaburô I as a Kamuro Performing a Lion Dance

初代中山富三郎の切禿

Japanese
Edo period
1794 (Kansei 6), 11th month
Artist Tôshûsai Sharaku (Japanese, active 1794–1795), Publisher Tsutaya Jûzaburô (Kôshodô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Dai Sharaku ten (1995), #089; Ukiyo-e shûka 11 (1979), list #103

Dimensions

Hosoban; 31.4 x 15 cm (12 3/8 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.5833

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 incomplete diptych.

MFA impressions: 11.16490-1, 21.5833 (left sheet only)

Play: Shinobu Koi Suzume no Irodoki (a Tokiwazu dance play)
Theater: Kiri

Signed

Sharaku ga
写楽画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

Formerly in the collection of Charles Jacquin; January 20, 1921, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding at January 17-22, 1921 sale of Mr. Charles Jacquin's collection at the Walpole Galleries, New York, lot #34; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection