Actor Iwai Kumesaburô I as the Geisha Kumekichi

初代岩井粂三郎の芸者久米吉

Japanese
Edo period
1795 (Kansei 7), 1st month
Artist Tôshûsai Sharaku (Japanese, active 1794–1795), Publisher Tsutaya Jûzaburô (Kôshodô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

TNM, Sharaku (2011), #186; Dai Sharaku ten (1995), reference #W; Ukiyo-e shûka 11 (1979), list #137

Dimensions

Hosoban; 29.3 x 13.2 cm (11 9/16 x 5 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.775

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): Godairiki Koi no Fûjime
Play (main feature): Edo Sunago Kichirei Soga
Theater: Miyako
五大力恋緘(ごだいりきこいのふうじめ)
江戸砂子慶曽我(えどすなごきちれいそが)
 都

Signed

Sharaku ga
写楽画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

By exchange with Gilbert E. Fuller.

Credit Line

By exchange with Gilbert E. Fuller