Asian Art
Artist: Toshusai Sharaku, Japanese, active 1794–95

The Actor Matsumoto Yonesaburo as Shinobu, Posing as the Courtesan Kewaizaka no Shosho, from the play A Medley of Tales of Revenge

5th month, 1794

Ukiyo-e; polychrome woodblock print

sheet: 14 7/16 x 10 in. (36.6 x 25.4 cm)
Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Gift of Mrs. William H. Moore
1950.568
Culture: 
Japanese
Period: 
Edo period (1615–1868)
Classification: 
Works on Paper - Prints
Geography: 
Japan
Status: 
By appointment
Bibliography: 

George J. Lee, Edo Culture in Japanese prints, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1972), 43, no. 8.

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