Actor Sawamura Kinzô, Left Sheet of a Triptych (Sanpukutsui hidari)

「三幅対 左 沢村金蔵」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1728 (Kyôhô 13)
Artist Torii Kiyomasu II (Japanese, 1706–1763), Publisher Tsuruya Kiemon (Senkakudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 0512

Dimensions

Hosoban; 31.5 x 15.3 cm (12 3/8 x 6 in.)

Accession Number

06.1017

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

Provenance

March 8, 1906, gift of Denman Waldo Ross

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection