Interior of a Kabuki Theater

Japanese
Edo period
late 1790s
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Rijksmuseum, The Ear Catches the Eye (2001), #95 (other version); Nagata et al, The NY and NJ Ukiyo-e Collection (exh. cat., 1997), #54 (other version); Genshoku ukiyo-e dai hyakka jiten 5 (1980), #225 (same version as 11.17141-2)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.5 x 74.4 cm (14 x 29 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

50.4046-8

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 50.4046 (left), 50.4047 (center), 50.4048 (right)

Another version, with a different scene in the center sheet: 11.17141-2 (center and left sheets only)

Signed

Toyokuni ga

豊国画

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