Large Room (Ôbeya): Actors (from right) Ichikawa Kuzô III, Seki Sanjûrô III, and Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I, from the series Glimpses of Actors Backstage (Haiyû gakuya no sugatami)

「俳優楽屋の姿見 大部屋」 「市川九蔵」(三代目)、「関三十郎」(三代目)、「河原崎権十郎」(初代)

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)


Catalogue Raisonné

Tôbu bijutsukan, Edo no hana kabuki-e ten (1999), #135H; Edo-Tokyo Museum, Edo kabuki (1995), #5-47

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

00.757

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 Kiyo (Hori Sei ?)
改印:子正改
彫師:彫清

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