Actor Arashi Ryûzô II as Teraoka Heiemon
1795 (Kansei 7), 4th month
Artist Katsukawa Shun'ei (Japanese, 1762–1819), Falsely attributed to Tôshûsai Sharaku (Japanese, active 1794–1795), Publisher Tsutaya Jûzaburô (Kôshodô) (Japanese)
Ukiyo-e shûka 9 (1981), pl. 20 (different colors); Ukiyo-e taikei 3 (1976), #195
Vertical ôban; 37 x 21.6 cm (14 9/16 x 8 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper, with mica added later
Not On View
A genuine print by Shun’ei, revamped as a fake Sharaku.
MFA impressions: 21.5965 (with added mica and false Sharaku signature), 21.6025
Play: Kanadehon Chûshingura
False signature: Tôshûsai Sharaku ga
False publisher's mark and censor's seal
May 1913, 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.
William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection