Actor Nakamura Nakazô I as a Fern Seller (Shinobu-uri), actually the Ghost of Dainichibô

初代中村仲蔵の荵売実ハ大日坊亡魂

Japanese
Edo period
1779 (An'ei 8), 1st month
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)


Catalogue Raisonné

Clark et al., The Actor's Image (1994), #407 (described, but no photo)

Dimensions

Hosoban; 31.2 x 14.5 cm (12 5/16 x 5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.4176

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 21.4176 (left), 21.4236 (right); no VR

Play: Edo Meisho Midori Soga
Theater: Morita
江戸名所緑曽我(えどめいしょみどりそが)
 森田

Signed

Shunshô ga
春章画

Provenance

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

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection