The Tale of Shiranui, Part 5 (Shiranui monogatari, gohen no zumô)

「白縫譚 五編之図模」 「大友刑部」「下部強平」「雪岡冬治郎」「宇壺矢九郎」「荒鉄太刀蔵」「青柳春之助」「蔭沢夏之丞」

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


Dimensions

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

Accession Number

2009.5007.25

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.

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