Actors Nakamura Nakazô I as Yamaoka no Saburô and Segawa Kikunojô II as Tamagiku

初代中村仲蔵の山岡三郎、二代目瀬川菊之丞の玉菊

Japanese
Edo period
1769 (Meiwa 6), 11th month
Artist Ippitsusai Bunchô (Japanese, active about 1765–1792)


Dimensions

Hosoban; 31 x 14.7 cm (12 3/16 x 5 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.4728

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (shosa): Momiji Kumo Nishiki no Tsuri Yogi (Maple Clouds: A Brocade of Coverlets Hung Up)
Play: Kawaranu Hana Sakae Hachi-no-ki (The Ever-Blooming Potted Tree)
Theater: Nakamura
常花栄鉢木(かわらぬはなさかえはちのき)
 中村

Signed

Ippitsusai Bunchô ga
一筆齊文調画

Markings

Artist's seal: Mori uji

Provenance

December 1912, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from L. E. Charnley; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection