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

四代岩井半四郎の傀儡子(七変化の内)

Japanese
Edo period
1773 (An'ei 2), 8th month
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)


Dimensions

Hosoban; 31.5 x 14.8 cm (12 3/8 x 5 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.4230

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (second feature. jôruri): Mitsu Ôgi Kumoi no Tsuki (added to the program in the 8th month)
Play (main feature) Keisei Kataokayama
Theater: Nakamura
 三扇雲井の月みつおうぎくもいのつき

Signed

Shunshô ga
春章画

Provenance

Purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from W. L. Keane collection (#49); December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection