Washing the Manuscript (Sôshi arai Komachi): Actor Iwai Hanshirô V, from the series Present-day Actors as the Seven Komachi (Imayô yakusha nana Komachi)

「今やう役者小まち 草紙洗小町」 五代目岩井半四郎

Japanese
Edo period
1812 (Bunka 9), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 39.3 x 26 cm (15 1/2 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

20.130

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Unidentified publisher’s mark.

Signed

Toyokuni ga

豊国画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame

改印:極

Provenance

1920, gift of the Estate of Henry Adams to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of Henry Adams