Actor Onoe Matsusuke I as a Travelling Nun (Bikuni)
1787 (Tenmei 7), 5th month
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)
Hosoban; 32.6 x 14.9 cm (12 13/16 x 5 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
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
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.
William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection