Author's Room (Sakusha-beya): Musician Kiyomoto Enjudayû, Actor Ichikawa Kodanji IV, and Author Kawatake Shinshichi (later Kawatake Mokuami), from the series Glimpses of Actors Backstage (Haiyû gakuya no sugatami)

「俳優楽屋の姿見 作者部屋」 「清元延寿太夫」、「市川小団次」(四代目)、「河竹新七」

Japanese
Edo period
1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV) (Japanese, 1823–1880), Publisher Enshûya Hikobei (Japanese), Blockcutter Hori Toyo (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Tôbu bijutsukan, Edo no hana kabuki-e ten (1999), #135G; Edo-Tokyo Museum, Edo kabuki (1995), #5-48

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.1 × 25 cm (14 5/8 × 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.758

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kunisada ga, in toshidama cartouche
国貞画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Rat 1 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Toyo
改印:子正改
彫師:彫豊

Provenance

By 1900, William Perkins Babcock (b. 1826 - d. 1899), Boston and Paris; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 05, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock