Backstage at the Nakamura Theater in Sakai-chô, a Triptych (Sakai-chô Nakamura-za gakuya no zu, sanmaitsuzuki)

「さかい町中村座楽屋之図 三枚続」 右 「[尾上小の蔵]」、「市川おの江」(初代) 、「市川助蔵」、「坂東簑助」(二代目)、「尾上栄三郎」(二代目)、「市川他蔵」、「坂東三津五郎」(三代目)、「中村七三郎」(四代目)、「★左福太郎」、「市川長五郎」、「瀬川吉之助」、「瀬川菊五郎」、「沢村☆蔵」、「坂東大吉」(初代)、「中村明石」(四代目)、「市川の助」、「沢村源平」(初代)、「市川千之助」 中 「坂東伝三郎」、「尾上松助」(二代目)、「沢村芝蔵」、「坂東新作」、「沢村金平」(二代目)、「市川

Japanese
Edo period
1813 (Bunka 10)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hinohara, Utagawa Kunisada (Ôta Mus., 2016), pp. 104-5; Rijksmuseum, The Ear Catches the Eye (2001), #96; Izzard, Kunisada's World (1993), p. 22, fig. 3; Genshoku ukiyo-e dai hyakka jiten 11 (1982), #35

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.3 x 75.4 cm (13 7/8 x 29 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.50.118-20

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: RES.50.118 (left), RES.50.119 (center), RES.50.120 (right)

MFA impressions: RES.50.118-20, 11.22782VR (11.22782, 11.22793, 11.22796)

Actors Onoe Shônozô, Ichikawa Onoe I, Ichikawa Sukezô, Bandô Minosuke II, Onoe Eizaburô II, Ichikawa Tazô, Bandô Mitsugorô III, Nakamura Shichisaburô IV, [illegible] Fukutarô, Ichikawa Chôgorô, Segawa Kichinosuke, Segawa Kikugorô, Sawamura [illegible] …zô, Bandô Daikichi I, Nakamura Akashi IV, Ichikawa Nosuke, Sawamura Genpei I, Ichikawa Ichinosuke (R);
Bandô Denzaburô, Onoe Matsusuke II, Sawamura Shibazô, Bandô Shinsaku, Sawamura Kinpei II, Ichikawa Tsurusaburô, Ichikawa Tomozô II, Sawamura Utagorô, Bandô Kumahei I, Nakamura Tôzô II, Ichiyama Fujizô, Suketakaya Ginpachi, Mimasu Miyozô, Sawamura Eikichi, Ichikawa Ichizô I, Ichiyama Shichizô II, Nakajima Momoemon, Ichikawa Oguma, Segawa Tamon (C);
Sengoku Hikosuke, Nakamura Yonejirô, Segawa Ginjirô, Arashi Wakano, Suketakaya Takasuke II, Yamashita Yaozô II, Nakayama Hikojirô, Segawa Hamajirô, Sawamura Sôtarô, Sawamura Tanosuke II, Suketakaya Kingorô I, Musician Tokiwazu Kanedayû, and Actor Ichikawa [illegible] (L)

Signed

Kunisada ga (on right and center sheets), Kinraisha Kunisada gazu (on left sheet)
国貞画 琴雷舎国貞画(貞三升印)

Provenance

1950, gift of Gordon Abbott (Manchester), Mrs. George L. Batchelder, Jr. (Beverly), and Mrs. Francis B. Lothrop (Boston). (Accession date: December 14, 1950)

Credit Line

Gift of Gordon Abbott, Mrs. George L. Batchelder, Jr., and Mrs. Francis B. Lothrop