Tachibanaya (Actor Ichikawa Yaozô III as Shimobe Hatsuhei), from the series Portraits of Actors on Stage (Yakusha butai no sugata-e)

「役者舞台之姿絵 たち花や」 三代目市川八百蔵の下部初平

Japanese
Edo period
1794 (Kansei 6), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Izumiya Ichibei (Kansendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shuka 15 (TNM, 1980), p. 211, fig. 2; Ukiyo-e taikei 9 (1976), #129

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.2 x 22.9 cm (14 1/4 x 9 in.)

Accession Number

21.6972

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.25332, 21.6972

Play: Hatsu Akebono Kaomise Soga
Theater: Miyako

Signed

Toyokuni ga
豊国画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

May 8, 1918, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding at the F. May sale; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection