Shôgatsuya (Actor Sakata Hangorô III as Abe no Munetô), from the series Portraits of Actors on Stage (Yakusha butai no sugata-e)
「役者舞台之姿絵 正月や」 三代目坂田半五郎の安部宗任
Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan 7, Musée Guimet II (1990), ref. photo p. 238; Genshoku 8 (1981), #113; Ukiyo-e taikei 9 (1976), #136; Yoshida, "'Yakusha butai no sugata-e' kenkyû," Ukiyo-e 27 (1966), p. 31, #27; Michener, The Floating World (1954), pl. 59
Vertical ôban; 37.5 x 25.5 cm (14 3/4 x 10 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Forms the center sheet of a triptych; 21.6831 is the right sheet.
Play: Otokoyama O-Edo no Ishizue
Censor's seal: kiwame
Formerly in the collection of Charles Jacquin; January 22, 1921, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding at January 17-22, 1921 sale of Mr. Charles Jacquin's collection at the Walpole Galleries, New York, lot #655; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.
William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection