Actors Sawamura Sôjûrô III as Komatsu Shigemori and Nakayama Kojûrô VI as Osada no Tarô

三代目沢村宗十郎の小松重盛、六代目中山小十郎の長田太郎

Japanese
Edo period
1785 (Tenmei 5), 11th month
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)


Catalogue Raisonné

Clark et al., The Actor's Image (1994), #523 and pl. 104; Ukiyo-e taikei 3 (1976), #24

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38 x 26.2 cm (14 15/16 x 10 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.6132

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (Kaomise): Yuki Motsu Take Furisode Genji
Theater: Nakamura

The actor Nakamura Nakazô I used the name Nakayama Kojûrô VI from 1785.11 to 1786.11 (during this time, the name Nakamura Nakazô was used by his adopted son Nakamura Mansaku).
雪持竹振袖源氏
 中村

Signed

(seal only)

Markings

Artist's seal: Rin (in jar shape)

Provenance

Spring 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection