Actor Bando Hikosaburô I, right sheet of a triptych

坂東彦三郎 「? 三幅対右」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1745 (Enkyô 2)
Artist Torii Kiyonobu II (Japanese, active about 1725–1760)


Catalogue Raisonné

Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 0219

Dimensions

Hosoban; 29.7 x 13.1 cm (11 11/16 x 5 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.7211

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

In early hosoban triptychs, “left” and “right” often (but not always) mean “proper left” and “proper right,” that is, right and left respectively as seen by the viewer.

Signed

Gakô Torii Kiyonobu shô hitsu

Provenance

September 1911, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from the E. F. Fenollosa collection; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection