Actor Nakamura Nakazô I as a Fern Seller (Shinobu-uri), actually the Ghost of Dainichibô
1775 (An'ei 4), 1st month
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)
Hosoban; 31.2 x 14.6 cm (12 5/16 x 5 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Center sheet of incomplete triptych.
MFA impressions: 11.18894VR (11.18894, 11.18897, 11.18898) (complete), 21.4175 (center sheet only), 21.4264 (right sheet only)
Play: Shinobugusa Koi no Utsushie (Jôruri)
Play: Iromoyô Aoyagi Soga
Collector's seal: Hayashi Tadamasa
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.
William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection