Wrapper for the series Five Manly Men, Reflections of Their Faces (Sono omokage gonin otoko)

「其俤五人男」 (袋)

Japanese
Edo period
1854 (Kaei 7/Ansei 1), 9th month (?)
Artist Utagawa Kuniteru II (Kunitsuna II) (Japanese, 1830–1874), For Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864)


Dimensions

Vertical chûban

Accession Number

2009.4991.164

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The wrapper for a set of five prints, 2009.4991.1 to 2009.4991.5, an imaginary performance (mitate) featuring recently deceased actors. The title is given only on the wrapper; the date, the publisher Iseya Kanekichi, and the blockcutter Hori Take are given on the prints themselves.

Album (including some loose sheets): 2009.4991.1-164

Signed

Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga; Kunitsuna

一陽斎豊国画

Markings

No censor's seal
No blockcutter's mark
No publisher's mark

改印:なし
彫師:なし
版元:なし

Credit Line

Source unidentified