Backstage Celebrations of a Full-house Hit at the Ichimura Theater (Ichimura-za ôiri atari furumai gakuya no zu)

市村座大入あたり振舞楽屋之図 右 「市川団十郎」(七代目)、「市川宗三郎」(四代目)、「市川成蔵」、「坂東大吉」(初代)、「沢村歌五郎」、「市山富士蔵」、「沢村田之助」(二代目)、「市川団之助」(三代目)、「沢村金平」(二代目)、「沢村源平」(初代)、「嵐此五郎」、「岩井粂三郎」(二代目)、「嵐新平」(三代目)、「坂東熊平」(初代)、「瀬川多門」(初代) 左 「嵐竜蔵」、「沢村紀次」、「尾上雷助」(初代)、「沢村四郎五郎」(二代目)、「市川伝蔵」(初代)、「沢村宗十郎」(四代目)、「市川能五

Japanese
Edo period
1811 (Bunka 8), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Kuniyoshi & Kunisada (2016), #63; Schaap, Kunisada (exh. cat., 2016), p. 13, fig. 4, and #47; Herwig, Heroes of the Kabuki Stage (2004), #24

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36.5 x 50 cm (14 3/8 x 19 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.50.90-1

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych (two right sheets of incomplete triptych): RES.50.90 (left), RES.50.91 (right)

MFA impressions: 11.15921-3, 11.22783VR (11.22783, 11.22788, 11.22792), RES.50.90-1 (two left sheets only), 2009.5008.1a-c

Actors Ichikawa Danjûrô VII, Ichikawa Sôzaburô IV, Ichikawa Seizô, Bandô Daikichi I, Sawamura Utagorô, Ichiyama Fujizô, Sawamura Tanosuke II, Ichikawa Dannosuke III, Sawamura Kinpei II, Sawamura Genpei I, Arashi Konogorô, Iwai Kumesaburô II, Arashi Shinbei III, Bandô Kumahei I, Segawa Tamon I (R);
Arashi Ryûzô, Sawamura Kiji, Onoe Raisuke I, Sawamura Shirogorô II, Ichikawa Denzô I, Sawamura Sôjûrô IV, Ichikawa Kumagorô, Ichikawa Tsunejirô, Segawa Rokô IV, Sawamura Sôtarô, Sawamura Kumazô (L)

Inscription

「あたりふるまひの楽屋あらましを入御覧候 此図上にもれたる役者は追々後篇に差出し御目にかけ可申候」

Signed

Kunisada ga (on right sheet), Ichiyûsai Kunisada ga (on left sheet)
国貞画 一雄斎国貞画

Markings

Censor's seals: kiwame, Tsuruya Kinsuke (on left sheet)
改印:極、鶴金

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