Actor Nakayama Tomisaburô I as the Cowherd Ofude

初代中山富三郎の牛飼お筆

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), reference #P; Ukiyo-e shûka 11 (1979), list #101

Dimensions

Hosoban; 31.9 x 15.1 cm (12 9/16 x 5 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.5832

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

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

Signed

Sharaku ga
写楽画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
Collector's seal: Hans Crzellitzer
改印:極

Provenance

Formerly in the collection of Hans Crzellitzer; February 10-12, 1921, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding at Carl Schraubstadter sale, American Art Art Galleries, New York; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection