Actor Ôtani Tokuji as the Footman (Yakko) Sodesuke

大谷徳治の奴袖助

Japanese
Edo period
1794 (Kansei 6), 5th month
Artist Tôshûsai Sharaku (Japanese, active 1794–1795), Publisher Tsutaya Jûzaburô (Kôshodô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

TNM, Sharaku (2011), #s 36-7; Dai Sharaku ten (1995), #009; Ukiyo-e shûka 11 (1979), list #011

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.5 x 25.2 cm (14 3/4 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.7250

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Hana Ayame Bunroku Soga
Theater: Miyako
花菖蒲文禄曽我(はなあやめぶんろくそが)
 都

Signed

Tôshûsai Sharaku ga
東洲斎写楽画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
Collectors' seals: Wakai Oyaji, ?
改印:極

Provenance

September 1912, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Yamanaka & Co.; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection