Actor Nakamura Nakazô I as a Lion Dancer

初代中村仲蔵の獅子舞

Japanese
Edo period
1785 (Tenmei 5), 2nd month
Artist Katsukawa Shunkô (Japanese, 1743–1812)


Dimensions

Hosoban; 39.3 x 13.9 cm (15 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

RES.54.144

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (shosa): Haru wa Mukashi Yukari no Hanabusa
Play (main feature): Yae Hitoe Kotonoha Soga
Theater: Kiri
重重人重歌曽我(やえひとえことのはそが)
春昔由縁英(はるはむかしゆかりのはなぶさ)
 桐

Signed

Shunkô ga
春好画

Provenance

1954, by exchange from Worcester Art Museum to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 8, 1954)

Credit Line

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston—Worcester Art Museum exchange, made possible through the Special Korean Pottery Fund, Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution, and Smithsonian Institution—Chinese Expedition, 1923–24