Shima Province: (Actor Asao Okuyama III as) the Footman (Yakko) Tobahei, No. 8 from the series The Glories of the Provinces of Japan (Kunizukushi Yamato meiyo)

「国尽倭名誉 志摩 八 やつこの鳥羽平」 三代目浅尾奥山

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 12th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Other artist Utagawa Kunimasu (Japanese, active 1823–1825), Publisher Minatoya Kohei (Japanese), Blockcutter Ôtaya Takichi (Hori Takichi) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 24.7 x 18.2 cm (9 3/4 x 7 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

47.1711.3

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

It is not clear whether the artist who signed the inset is the same Kunimasu who was a pupil of Toyokuni I in the 1820s, or whether this is a later artist using the same name.

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (main image); Kunimasu ga (inset)

豊国画(年玉枠)、国益画

Markings

Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Murata, Rat 12
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Ta

改印:衣笠、村田、子十二
彫師:彫多

Credit Line

Gift of Lucy Truman Aldrich