Actor Ôtani Tomoemon I as the Grocer's Widow Otsuma

初代大谷友右衛門の八百屋後家おつま

Japanese
Edo period
1781 (An'ei 10/Tenmei 1), 4th month
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)


Catalogue Raisonné

Clark et al., The Actor's Image (1994), #469 (complete diptych)

Dimensions

Hosoban; 32.5 x 15 cm (12 13/16 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.4030

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Right sheet of incomplete diptych.

MFA impressions: 11.18943-4 (complete diptych), 21.4030 (right sheet only)

Play: Kabuki no Hana Bandai Soga
Theater: Ichimura
劇所花万代曽我(かぶきのはなばんだいそが)
 市村

Signed

Shunshô ga
春章画

Provenance

February 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from J. Clarence Webster Collection; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection