Actors Bandô Mitsugorô I as Yosaku and Nakamura Noshio I as Koman

初代坂東三津五郎の与作、初代中村野塩の小万

Japanese
Edo period
1772 (Meiwa 9/An'ei 1), 4th month
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)


Dimensions

Hosoban; 32.6 x 15.5 cm (12 13/16 x 6 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.4332

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The crest on the female figure is that of Nakamura Tomijûrô, but according to a program for the play, 11.27191, the part of Koman was played by Nakamura Noshio. Tomijûrô was also in the play, as Sakuragi in a Dôjô-ji scene.

Play: Koi Nyôbô Somewake Tazuna
Play (main feature): Hatsu Akebono NIwatori Soga
Theater: Morita
恋女房染分手綱(こいにょうほうそめわけたつな)
初曙鶏曽我(はつあけぼのにわとりそが)
 森田

Signed

Shunshô ga
春章画

Markings

Artist's seal: Rin (in jar shape)

Provenance

December 1916, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection