Actor Iwai Hanshirô IV as Fox Otatsu (Otatsu-gitsune) in the guise of a Tea Whisk Seller

四代目岩井半四郎の茶せん売り姿のお辰狐

Japanese
Edo period
1770 (Meiwa 7), 11th month
Artist Ippitsusai Bunchô (Japanese, active about 1765–1792), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Hosoban; 29.5 x 13.8 cm (11 5/8 x 5 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.4729

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Nue no Mori Ichiyô no Mato
Theater: Nakamura
鵺森一陽的(ぬえのもりいちようのまと)
 中村

Signed

Ippitsusai Bunchô ga
一筆齊文調画

Markings

Artist's seal: Mori uji

Provenance

Spring 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection