Actors Ichikawa Danjûrô IV in a Hit Role as Umezawa no Kogorobei, Real Name Shichibyôe Kagekiyo, and Ichikawa Danzô III as Fujisawa no Korokubei, Real Name Miho no Tanishirô

「ねんりきそが 第弐番目大切」「梅沢の小五郎兵衛 本名七兵衛景清 市川団十郎」(四代目)、「藤沢の小六郎兵衛 本名三保の谷四郎 市川団蔵」(三代目)

Edo period
printed about 1822 (Bunsei 5); designed 1765 (Meiwa 2), 1st month
Artist Unknown, Japanese

Catalogue Raisonné

Kurahashi, "Color Fan Prints," in Ukiyo-e Art 166 (2013), fig. 6


Horizontal ôban; 28 x 39.9 cm (11 x 15 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



Play: Amatsukaze Nenriki Soga
Theater: Nakamura
Date of production: 1765 (Meiwa 2), 1st month

One of a group of eleven fan prints printed in ink plus one or two colors, with hand-written notes dateable to 1822, bound together as an album. The prints and handwritten notes are very similar to the contents of a two-volume album of 111 ink-only fan prints now in the Kaga Bunko collection of the Tokyo Metropolitan Central Library, entitled Dansen-e sumizuriban kagami, formerly the property of a fan dealer in Horie-machi, most likely Ibaya Jinzaemon (who may be related to the ukiyo-e publisher Ibaya Senzaburô). The prints seem to have been made from old blocks for the records of the fan store, shortly before 1822 when the hand-written comments were added. At some point, these eleven color prints were separated from the remaining ink-only prints and somehow came into the Spaulding collection.



Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection