Private Performance of Women's Kabuki

座敷狂言

Japanese
Edo period
1789–1801 (Kansei era)
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 11, Museo d'Arte Orientale, Genoa, II (1989), pl. 39; Ukiyo-e taikei 9 (1976), pls. 91-7 (complete pentaptych, with Dôjô-ji, plus extra sheets for Sanbasô and Kusazuribiki)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban tetraptych; 39 x 102.7 cm (15 3/8 x 40 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.7481-4

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Tetraptych (four right sheets of pentaptych), from left: 21.7481, 21.7482, 21.7483, 21.7484
There are at least seven interchangeable sheets (11.13503, 11.13519, 11.13520, 11.13523, 11.13550, 11.13590, another illustrated in Ukiyo-e taikei 9) depicting different performances, any one of which can be the second sheet from left of a pentaptych.
The three left sheets of the pentaptych: 11.13504 (left), 11.13520 (center), 11.16317 (right); virtual record: 11.13504VR
The four right sheets of the pentaptych: 21.7481-4 (21.7481 = 11.13503)

Signed

Toyokuni ga (on each sheet)
豊国画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

Purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from W. L. Keane collection (#357); December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection