Actor Nakamura Nakazô I as Taira no Tokitada
1786 (Tenmei 6), 11th month
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)
Hosoban; 32.5 x 14.6 cm (12 13/16 x 5 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Play: Shunkan Shima Monogatari
The actor Nakamura Nakazô I used the name Nakayama Kojûrô VI from 1785.11 to 1786.11; during this time, the name Nakamura Nakazô was used by his adopted son Nakamura Mansaku. At the performance illustrated in this print, the two actors returned to their previous names.
Artist's seal: Rin (in jar shape)
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