Actors Onoe Shinshichi III? (R), Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII (C), and Ichikawa Kodanji IV (L)

三代目尾上新七ヵ  八代目市川団十郎  四代目市川小団次

Japanese
Edo period
1850 (Kaei 3) ?
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Ebiya Rinnosuke (Kaijudô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

2009.4992.16a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The three actors appeared together at the Nakamura Theater in 1850, but no play has been found that corresponds to this scene.

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, Magome
No blockcutter's mark

改印:浜、馬込
彫師:なし

Credit Line

Source unidentified