Actors Seki Sanjûrô III as the Doctor (Isha) Hôfunei, Nakamura Utaemon IV as Bokusha Sangokuken, Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Tobi-no-mono Kamekichi, and Bandô Shûka I as the Geisha Ohide, in Aoto Banashi, No. 18 from an untitled series

「青砥調」 「ゐしや宝富寧」三代目関三十郎、「卜者三国軒」四代目中村歌右衛門、「鳶の者亀吉」十二代目市村羽左衛門、「げいしやお秀」初代坂東しうか 「十八」

Japanese
Edo period
1849 (Kaei 2), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Tsujiya Yasubei (Japanese)


Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 25.8 x 37.8 cm (10 3/16 x 14 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

2009.5007.35

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.25925, 2009.5007.35

Play (shosa): Shinki Ikken Tori no Hatsugoe (A Ken Game with New Rules to the First Cry of the Cock)
Play (main feature): Aoto Banashi
Theater: Ichimura

The right edge of this impression is concealed by the album binding.

Signed

Kôchôrô Toyokuni ga

香蝶楼豊国画(年玉印)

Markings

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

改印:衣笠、吉村
彫師:なし

Credit Line

Source unidentified