Middle Room (Manaka heya): Actors Arashi Kichiroku I, Nakamura Shikan IV, and Nakamura Tôzô II, from the series Glimpses of Actors Backstage (Haiyû gakuya no sugatami)

「俳優楽屋の姿見 間中部屋」 「嵐吉六」(初代)、「中村芝翫」(四代目)、「中村桃蔵」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV) (Japanese, 1823–1880), Publisher Enshûya Hikobei (Japanese), Blockcutter Hori Toyo (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.1 × 25 cm (14 5/8 × 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.746

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: Boar 11 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Toyo
改印:亥十一改
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