Stairway to the Third Floor (Sankai hashigo): Actors Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I and Nakamura Ganpachi I, from the series Glimpses of Actors Backstage (Haiyû gakuya no sugatami)

「俳優楽屋の姿見 三階はしご」 「河原崎権十郎」(初代)、「中村鴈八」(初代)

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Tôbu bijutsukan, Edo no hana kabuki-e ten (1999), #135D; Edo-Tokyo Museum, Edo kabuki (1995), #5-44

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

00.844

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 Sei
改印:亥十一改
彫師:彫清

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