Actor Ichimura Uzaemon VIII, Right Sheet of Triptych of Actors in Costume (Yakusha ishô-e sanpukutsui, migi)

「役者衣装絵三幅対(やくしやいしやうゑさんふくつい) 右」 八代目市村宇左衛門

Japanese
Edo period
about 1738 (Genbun 3)
Artist Torii Kiyomasu II (Japanese, 1706–1763), Publisher Urokogataya Magobei (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 0604

Dimensions

Hosoban; 30.5 x 14.6 cm (12 x 5 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.2260

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (urushi-e); ink on paper, with hand-applied color and nikawa

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

Torii Kiyomasu hitsu

鳥居清倍筆

Markings

Collector's seal: Hayashi Tadamasa

Provenance

October 16, 1911, gift of Denman Waldo Ross

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection