Actors Ichikawa Yaozô II as Kajiwara (R) and Ichikawa Komazô II as Yoshitsune (L)

二代目市川八百蔵 二代目市川高麗蔵

Japanese
Edo period
1771 (Meiwa 8)
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse, Images of Eighteenth-Century Japan (1975), #137 (right sheet only); TNM 1, 894-5

Dimensions

Hosoban diptych; 30.9 x 27.5 cm (12 3/16 x 10 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.7112-3

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych (two outer sheets of triptych): 21.7112 (left), 21.7113 (right)

Before 1772.11, when Komazô II became Matsumoto Kôshirô IV and turned over his previous name to Komazô III (who has a longer face and a bigger nose).

Signed

Shunshô ga (on each sheet)
春章画

Provenance

July 1912, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection