Yamatoya: Actor Iwai Hanshirô IV as either Ohana or Ohan, reprinted from the series Portraits of Actors on Stage (Yakusha butai no sugata-e)

役者舞台之姿絵 四代目岩井半四郎のお花ヵお半ヵ

Japanese
Edo period
1794 (Kansei 6), 3rd month or 7th month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Izumiya Ichibei (Kansendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e taikei 9 (1976), #14 (first edition); Ukiyo-e taisei 10 (1930), #98 (first edition)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.4 x 26.3 cm (14 3/4 x 10 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.6829

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

This impression lacks the title cartouche at the upper right.
Two identifications have been suggested, both for plays at the Kawarazaki theater:
Ohana in Gohiiki no Hana Aikyô Soga (3rd month) OR Ohan in Katsuragawa Tsuki no Omoide (7th month)
三月、御曳花愛敬曽我(ごひいきのはなあいきょうそが)ヵ
七月、桂川月思出(かつらがわつきのおもいで)ヵ
 河原崎

Signed

Toyokuni ga
豊国画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

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 #656; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection