Actors Sawamura Sôjûrô III as Komatsu Shigemori and Nakayama Kojûrô VI as Osada no Tarô
1785 (Tenmei 5), 11th month
Artist Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792)
Clark et al., The Actor's Image (1994), #523 and pl. 104; Ukiyo-e taikei 3 (1976), #24
Vertical ôban; 38 x 26.2 cm (14 15/16 x 10 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Play (Kaomise): Yuki Motsu Take Furisode Genji
The actor Nakamura Nakazô I used the name Nakayama Kojûrô VI from 1785.11 to 1786.11 (during this time, the name Nakamura Nakazô was used by his adopted son Nakamura Mansaku).
Artist's seal: Rin (in jar shape)
Spring 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.
William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection