Yamatoya: Actor Iwai Hanshirô IV as either Ohana or Ohan, reprinted from the series Portraits of Actors on Stage (Yakusha butai no sugata-e)
Ukiyo-e taikei 9 (1976), #14 (first edition); Ukiyo-e taisei 10 (1930), #98 (first edition)
Vertical ôban; 37.4 x 26.3 cm (14 3/4 x 10 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
This impression lacks the title cartouche at the upper right.
Two identifications have been suggested, both for plays at the Kawarazaki theater:
Ohana in Gohiiki no Hana Aikyô Soga (3rd month) OR Ohan in Katsuragawa Tsuki no Omoide (7th month)
Censor's seal: kiwame
Formerly in the collection of Charles Jacquin; January 22, 1921, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding at January 17-22, 1921 sale of Mr. Charles Jacquin's collection at the Walpole Galleries, New York, lot #656; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.
William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection