Shôgatsuya (Actor Sakata Hangorô III as Fujikawa Mizuemon), from the series Portraits of Actors on Stage (Yakusha butai no sugata-e)

「役者舞台之姿絵 正月や」 三代目坂田半五郎の藤川水左衛門

Japanese
Edo period
1794 (Kansei 6), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Izumiya Ichibei (Kansendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

TNM, Sharaku (2011), #208; Ukiyo-e shuka 15 (TNM, 1980), p. 211, fig.4; Ukiyo-e taikei 9 (1976), #12; Yoshida, "'Yakusha butai no sugata-e' kenkyû," Ukiyo-e 27 (1966), p. 30, #4; Ukiyo-e taisei 10 (1930), #102

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.5 x 25.7 cm (14 3/4 x 10 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.6971

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Hana Ayame Bunroku Soga
Theater: Miyako
花菖蒲文禄曽我(はなあやめぶんろくそが)
 都

Signed

Toyokuni ga
豊国画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

Formerly in the Sumitomo collection; June 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Yamanaka & Co.; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection