Actors Nakamura Nakazô I as Ômi no Kotôda (R) and Ôtani Hiroji III as Banba no Chûda (L)

初代中村仲蔵の近江小藤太  三代目大谷広次の番場忠太

Japanese
Edo period
1774 (An'ei 3), 3rd month
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)


Catalogue Raisonné

Clark et al., The Actor's Image (1994), #284 and pl. 70 (complete diptych)

Dimensions

Hosoban diptych; 32.2 x 29.3 cm (12 11/16 x 11 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.7110-1

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 21.7110 (left), 21.7111 (right)

MFA impressions: 11.18695 (left sheet only), 21.7110-1 (complete diptych)

Play: Oatsuraezome Soga no Hinagata (A Soga Pattern Dyed to Order)
Jôruri: Sono Chidori Yowa no Kamisuki (The Plovers: Combing Hair at Midnight)
Theater: Nakamura
御誂染曽我雛形(おあつらえそがのひながた)
其鵆夜半の髪梳(そのちどりよわのかみすき) 
 中村

Signed

Shunshô ga (on each sheet)
春章画

Markings

Collector's seal: unidentified

Provenance

November 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