Actor Sawamura Sôjûrô III as Satsuma Gengobei

三代沢村宗十郎の薩摩源五兵衛

Japanese
Edo period
1795 (Kansei 7), 1st month
Artist Tôshûsai Sharaku (Japanese, active 1794–1795), Publisher Tsutaya Jûzaburô (Kôshodô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

TNM, Sharaku (2011), #187; Dai Sharaku ten (1995), reference #X; Ukiyo-e shûka 11 (1979), list #136

Dimensions

Hosoban; 29.4 x 13.9 cm (11 9/16 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

21.5835

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (second feature): Godairiki Koi no Fûjime
Play (main feature): Edo Sunago Kichirei Soga
Theater: Miyako
五大力恋緘(ごだいりきこいのふうじめ)
江戸砂子慶曽我(えどすなごきちれいそが)
 都

Signed

Sharaku ga
写楽画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

March 3, 1921, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding at the Van Caneghem sale at The Walpole Galleries, New York; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection