Actor Sawamura Sôjûrô III as Ôtomo no Kuronushi

三代目沢村宗十郎の大友黒主

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), #063; Ukiyo-e shûka 11 (1979), list #071

Dimensions

Hosoban; 32.2 x 14.9 cm (12 11/16 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.7266

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.16486, 21.7266

Play: Uruôtoshi Meika no Homare (Praising Famous Poems in the Leap Year)
Theater: Miyako
閏訥子名和歌誉(うるおうとしめいかのほまれ)
 都

Signed

Sharaku ga
写楽画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

Formerly in the Sumitomo collection; June 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Yamanaka & Co.; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection