The Tale of Shiranui, Part 1 (Shiranui monogatari, shohen no zumô)

「しらぬひ譚 初編之図模」 「若菜姫」 「七草四郎年正」 「漁師灘蔵」

Japanese
Edo period
1853 (Kaei 6), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ôta Mem. Mus., Edo yôkai dai zukan (2014), #225

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 25.8 x 37.8 cm (10 3/16 x 14 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

2009.5007.21

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Based on a performance of Shiranui Monogatari at the Kawarazaki Theater in the second month of Kaei 6, but does not show the actors who actually appeared in the roles.

The right edge of this impression is concealed by the album binding.
 嘉永6年2月河原崎座「しらぬひ譚」上演を受けたものだが、実際の上演時の役者の似顔ではなし。

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche
豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censors' seals: (Fuku, Muramatsu, Ox 6; in right margin, not visible in photo)
No blockcutter's mark
改印:福、村松、丑六
彫師:なし

Credit Line

Source unidentified