Actors Iwai Hanshirô IV as an Attendant and Nakamura Matsue I as Yaoya Oshichi
1766 (Meiwa 3), 5th month (?)
Artist Ippitsusai Bunchô (Japanese, active about 1765–1792)
Hosoban; 29.4 x 13.7 cm (11 9/16 x 5 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 11.18502, 21.4687
Play: Yaoya Oshichi Koi no Edozome (?)
Theater: Nakamura (?)
This production is the best fit for the scene shown, but the style of the print suggests that it might be somewhat later in date.
Ippitsusai Bunchô ga
Artist's seal: Mori uji
August 1919, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frederick W. Gookin; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.
William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection