Actor Onoe Matsusuke I as a Travelling Nun (Bikuni)

初代尾上松助の比丘尼

Japanese
Edo period
1787 (Tenmei 7), 5th month
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)


Dimensions

Hosoban; 32.6 x 14.9 cm (12 13/16 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.4237

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

One of three roles played by Matsusuke in a dance play.
Play (second feature, jôruri): Midaresaki Hana no Irogoromo
Play (main feature): Keisei Ide no Yamabuki
Theater: Nakamura
乱咲花色衣(みだれさきはないろごろも)、2番目
けいせい井堤☆(けいせいいでのやまぶき)
 中村

Signed

Shunshô ga
春章画

Provenance

February 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from J. Clarence Webster Collection; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection