Actor Iwai Hanshirô IV as the Courtesan Shimabara (?)

四代目岩井半四郎の傾城島原

Japanese
Edo period
1781 (An'ei 10/Tenmei 1), 7th month (?)
Artist Katsukawa Shunjô (Japanese, died in 1787)


Dimensions

Hosoban; 32.5 x 14.8 cm (12 13/16 x 5 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.6042

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Keisei Shimabara Gundan (?)
Theater: Nakamura
けいせい島原軍談(けいせいしまばらぐんだん)
 中村

Signed

Shunjô ga
春常画

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