Actors Ichikawa Shinsha I, Nakayama Ichizô I and Onoe Kikujirô II (R); Ichikawa Ebizô V and Ichikawa Kodanji IV; (C) and Onoe Shinshichi III, Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII and Ichikawa Ebijûrô IV (?) (L)

初代市川新車、初代中山市蔵、二代目尾上菊次郎  五代目市川海老蔵、四代目市川小団次  三代目尾上新七、八代目市川団十郎、四代目市川鰕十郎ヵ

Japanese
Edo period
about 1850 (Kaei 3)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Iseya Tsurujirô (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

2009.4992.17a-c

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). Possibly made to celebrate Ebizô’s return to Edo in the third month of 1850.

From an album of triptychs (plus one diptych), 2009.4992.1a-c to 2009.4992.17a-c

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on each sheet)

一勇斎国芳画(芳桐印)

Markings

Censors' seals: Hama, Kinugasa
No blockcutter's mark

改印:浜、衣笠
彫師:なし

Credit Line

Source unidentified