Actor Ôtani Tomoemon I as Kasuya Tôta Arisue (in 1769) OR Sukune Tarô (in 1772)

初代大谷友右衛門

Japanese
Edo period
1769 (Meiwa 6), 11th month OR 1772 (Meiwa 9/An'ei 1), 1st month
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)


Dimensions

Hosoban; 31.3 x 14.4 cm (12 5/16 x 5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.4159

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The crest of the Ichimura theater appears on the curtain overhead. Tomoemon arrived in Edo 1769.11 and moved to the Nakamura theater in 1772.11.

Possible roles:
Kasuya Tôta Arisue
Play: Mutsu no Hana Ume no Kaomise
Theater: Ichimura
1769 (Meiwa 6), 11th month
雪梅顔見勢(むつのはなうめのかおみせ)
 市村

OR

Sukune Tarô
Play: Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami
Theater: Ichimura
1772 (Meiwa 9/An’ei 1), 1st month
菅原伝授手習鑑(すがわらでんじゅてならいかがみ)
 市村

Signed

Shunshô ga
春章画

Markings

Artist's seal: Rin (in jar shape)

Provenance

Spring 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection