Actors Nakamura Utaemon I as Karashi Baba and Yoshizawa Sakinosuke III as Shirotae

初代中村歌右衛門のからし婆、三代目芳沢崎之助の白妙

Japanese
Edo period
1769 (Meiwa 6), 11th month
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)


Catalogue Raisonné

Clark et al., The Actor's Image (1994), #101 and pl. 39

Dimensions

Hosoban; 32.5 x 15 cm (12 13/16 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.4328

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 06.587, 21.4328

Play (kaomise): Kawaranu Hana Sakae Hachi-no-ki
Theater: Nakamura
常花栄鉢木(かわらぬはなさかえはちのき)
 中村

Signed

(this impression unsigned; Shunshô ga on 06.587 and on AIC impression)
無款

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