Yamatoya (Actor Iwai Hanshirô IV as Okaru), from the series Portraits of Actors on Stage (Yakusha butai no sugata-e)

「役者舞台之姿絵 やまとや」 四代岩井半四郎のおかる

Japanese
Edo period
1795 (Kansei 7), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Izumiya Ichibei (Kansendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Asano et al., Chûshingura VII (2014), list #1-124, photo p. 14; Ukiyo-e shûka 15 (TNM, 1980), p. 213, fig. 29; Yoshida, "'Yakusha butai no sugata-e kenkyû," Ukiyo-e 27 (1966), p. 31, #29

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.8 x 24.5 cm (14 7/8 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.6849

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Kanadehon Chûshingura
Theater: Kawarazaki
仮名手本忠臣蔵(かなでほんちゅうしんぐら)
 河原崎

Signed

Toyokuni ga
豊国画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

Formerly in the collection of Arthur Davison Ficke; February 10, 1920, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding at Ficke sale; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection