Actor Sawamura Chôjûrô V as An no Heibei, from the series Five Manly Men, Reflections of Their Faces (Sono omokage gonin otoko)

其俤五人男 「安ノ平兵衛」  五代目沢村長十郎

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

2009.4991.4

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
見立
 故人を五人男にした「其俤五人男」シリーズ。

Inscription

「たちいりて鷺と鳥のあらそひもわくる達衆や鶴のひと声 枇杷の屋」

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