Actor Sanogawa Ichimatsu I as a Young Man with a Love Letter

初代佐野川市松

Japanese
Edo period
1740s
Artist Nishimura Shigenaga (Japanese, 1697?–1756), Publisher Urokogataya Magobei (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Pins, The Japanese Pillar Print (1982), #26 (first version); Michener (this version, with recut head)

Dimensions

Hashira-e; 71.4 x 15.8 cm (28 1/8 x 6 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.6637

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (beni-e); ink on paper, with hand-applied color

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Senkadô Nishimura Shigenaga hitsu
千花堂 西村重長筆

Provenance

Purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Sumitomo collection; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection