Actors Nakamura Utaemon IV (R), Nakamura Fukusuke I, and Seki Sanjûrô III (L), with a Vision of Dancers in the Sparrow Dance

四代目中村歌右衛門  雀踊り  初代中村福助、三代目関三十郎

Japanese
Edo period
1849 (Kaei 2), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Surugaya Sakujirô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kuniyoshi Project db

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

2009.4992.3a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (finale of Part 2): Yomito Uta Tosa-e no Irodori
Play (main feature): Hanashôbu Sano no Yatsuhashi
Theater: Ichimura

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

Inscription

「立かへる歳またれけり冬玉梅 春心斎翁妓」

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on each sheet)

一勇斎国芳(芳桐印)

Markings

Censors' seals: Hama, Magome, shita-uri
No blockcutter's mark

改印:浜、馬込、シタ売
彫師:なし

Credit Line

Source unidentified