Dressing Room of a Billboard Star (Kakidashi tachiyaku heya): Actors Nakamura Kamenojô I and Sawamura Tosshô II (seated), from the series Glimpses of Actors Backstage (Haiyû gakuya no sugatami)

「俳優楽屋の姿見 書出シ立役部屋」 「中村歌女之丞」(初代) 「沢村訥升」(二代目)

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), #135F; Edo-Tokyo Museum, Edo kabuki (1995), #5-46

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37 × 25 cm (14 9/16 × 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.754

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