Actor Iwai Hanshirô IV as a Blind Man, in a Dance of Seven Changes

四代目岩井半四郎の七変化の坐頭

Japanese
Edo period
1787 (Tenmei 7), 3rd month
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)


Dimensions

Hosoban; 30 x 14.4 cm (11 13/16 x 5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.4353

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (shosa): Shichihenge no shosa (Dance of Seven Changes)
Play: Miyakodori Yayoi no Watari
Theater: Kiri
七へんけの所作
都鳥弥生渡(みやこどりやよいのわたし)
 桐

Signed

Shunshô ga
春章画

Provenance

November 1919, 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