Actors Nakamura Tomijûrô I as Sanbasô (R) and Yoshizawa Iroha I as Senzai (L)

初代中村富十郎の三番叟  初代芳沢いろはの千載

Japanese
Edo period
1775 (An'ei 4), intercalary 12th month
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)


Dimensions

Hosoban diptych; 31.2 x 29.5 cm (12 5/16 x 11 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.4244-5

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 21.4244 (right), 21.4245 (left)

Representing Kyoto in a presentation demonstrating Kaomise performances in the respective styles of the three cities, Kyoto, Osaka, and Edo. For an illustrated program of the full performance, see 11.27229.

Play (second feature, added in the intercalary 12th month): Kyô Ôsaka Edo Sangatsu Kaomise Mitate
Theater: Morita
京大阪江戸三ヶ津顔見世見立
 森田

Signed

Shunshô ga (on each sheet)
春章画

Provenance

Spring 1913, 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