Rehearsel (Shita keiko): Author Segawa Jokô III and Actors Ichikawa Shinsha I, Nakamura Tsuruzô I, and Nakamura Fukusuke II, from the series Glimpses of Actors Backstage (Haiyû gakuya no sugatami)

「俳優楽屋の姿見 下稽古」 「瀬川如皐」(三代目)、「市川新車」(初代)、「中村鶴蔵」(初代)、「中村福助」(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), #135E; Edo-Tokyo Museum, Edo kabuki (1995), #5-45

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.3 × 24.9 cm (14 11/16 × 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.755

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