Yamatoya (Actor Iwai Hanshirô IV as Kikusui), from the series Portraits of Actors on Stage (Yakusha butai no sugata-e)

「役者舞台之姿絵 やまとや」 四代岩井半四郎の菊水

Japanese
Edo period
1794 (Kansei 6), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Izumiya Ichibei (Kansendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Edo-Tokyo Mus., Dai Ukiyo-e ten (2014), #207; Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan 7, Musée Guimet II (1990), pl. 88; Ukiyo-e shuka 15 (TNM, 1980), p. 212, fig. 20; Ukiyo-e taikei 9 (1976), #128; Yoshida, "'Yakusha butai no sugata-e kenkyû," Ukiyo-e 27 (1966), p. 30, #20

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.9 x 24.4 cm (14 1/2 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.6968

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.13581 (no censor’s seal or publisher’s mark), 21.6968 (pub. Izumiya Ichibei)

Play: Matsu wa Misao Onna Kusunoki
Theater: Kawarazaki
松貞婦女楠(まつはみさおおんなくすのき)
 河原崎

Signed

Toyokuni ga
豊国画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

Purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from W. L. Keane collection (#221); December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection