Shôgatsuya (Actor Sakata Hangorô III as Abe no Munetô), from the series Portraits of Actors on Stage (Yakusha butai no sugata-e)

「役者舞台之姿絵 正月や」 三代目坂田半五郎の安部宗任

Japanese
Edo period
1794 (Kansei 6), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Izumiya Ichibei (Kansendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan 7, Musée Guimet II (1990), ref. photo p. 238; Genshoku 8 (1981), #113; Ukiyo-e taikei 9 (1976), #136; Yoshida, "'Yakusha butai no sugata-e' kenkyû," Ukiyo-e 27 (1966), p. 31, #27; Michener, The Floating World (1954), pl. 59

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.5 x 25.5 cm (14 3/4 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.6850

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Forms the center sheet of a triptych; 21.6831 is the right sheet.

Play: Otokoyama O-Edo no Ishizue
Theater: Kiri

Signed

Toyokuni ga
豊国画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

Formerly in the collection of Charles Jacquin; January 22, 1921, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding at January 17-22, 1921 sale of Mr. Charles Jacquin's collection at the Walpole Galleries, New York, lot #655; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection