A Modern Version of the Male Dance of the Shirabyôshi Dancers (Shirabyôshi imayô otokomai no zu)

「白拍子今様男舞之図」

Japanese
Edo period
1855 (Ansei 2), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Iseya Kanekichi (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al., Genji's World (2012), list #G233 (no photo)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.3 x 76.3 cm (14 11/16 x 30 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.15222, 11.15766, 11.15767

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.15222 (left), 11.15766 (right), 11.15767 (center)

MFA impressions: 11.15222VR (11.15222, 11.15766, 11.15767), 11.43503a-c

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Hare 5
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take

改印:改、卯五
彫師:彫竹

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection