Actor Nakamura Utaemon IV as Hotei Ichiemon, from the series Five Manly Men, Reflections of Their Faces (Sono omokage gonin otoko)

其俤五人男 「布袋市右衛門」 四代目中村歌右衛門

Japanese
Edo period
1854 (Kaei 7/Ansei 1), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Iseya Kanekichi (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)


Dimensions

Vertical chûban

Accession Number

2009.4991.5

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Imaginary performance (mitate) featuring recently deceased actors. The complete series: 2009.4991.1 to .5, plus the wrapper with the title, 2009.4991.164.

Album (including some loose sheets): 2009.4991.1-164

Inscription

「さしむかけてよわい将棋の歩の三五はけんくわ相手にたらぬ成駒 四季の屋」

Signed

Toyokuni ga (in toshidama cartouche)

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Tiger 9
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take

改印:改、寅九
彫師:彫竹

Credit Line

Source unidentified