Actor Segawa Tomisaburo II as the Geisha Asaka

Artist:
Tōshūsai Sharaku (Japanese, active 1794–95)
Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
1794–95
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
One sheet of a pentaptych of polychrome woodblock prints; ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
12 7/8 x 5 3/4 in. (32.7 x 14.6 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund and Rogers Fund, 1949
Accession Number:
JP3130
Not on view
Signature: Hosoe. Background is the wall of a room decorated with three horizontal bands. Sharaku

Inscription: Inscription: Segawa Tomisaboro, generally called Hateful Tomi
Louis V. Ledoux , New York (until d. 1948; sold to Koscherak); [ Roland Koscherak , New York, until 1949; sold to MMA]
Tokyo. Tobu Museum of Art. "Toshusai Sharaku," October 22, 1995–December 10, 1995.

Tokyo National Museum. "Tōshūsai Sharaku: His Art and Age," May 1, 2011–June 12, 2011.