Actor Ôtani Tomoemon I as Hôkaibô Seigen

初代大谷友右衛門の法界坊清玄

Japanese
Edo period
1779 (An'ei 8), 4th month
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)


Dimensions

Hosoban; 32 x 14.8 cm (12 5/8 x 5 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.4158

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

From scenes added in the 4th (?) month to the second part of a program that had started in the 1st month. This role appears in the lower left corner of the illustrated poster (banzuke), 11.27295.
Play (main feature): Gohiiki Nennen Soga
Theater: Nakamura
御贔屓年々曽我(ごひいきねんねんそが)
 中村

Signed

Shunshô ga
春章画

Provenance

November 1912, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection