Actor Iwai Hanshirô IV as a Chinese Boy

四代目岩井半四郎の唐子

Japanese
Edo period
1780 (An'ei 9), 11th month
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)


Dimensions

Hosoban; 31 x 14.5 cm (12 3/16 x 5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.4231

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (kaomise): Kitekaeru Nishiki no Wakayaka
Thearter: Nakamura
極飜錦壮貌(きてかえるにしきのわかやか)
 中村

Signed

Shunshô ga
春章画

Provenance

Formerly in the Sumitomo collection; June 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Yamanaka & Co.; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection