Actor Bando Hikosaburô I, right sheet of a triptych
坂東彦三郎 「？ 三幅対右」
about 1745 (Enkyô 2)
Artist Torii Kiyonobu II (Japanese, active about 1725–1760)
Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 0219
Hosoban; 29.7 x 13.1 cm (11 11/16 x 5 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (benizuri-e); ink and limited color on paper
Not On View
In early hosoban triptychs, “left” and “right” often (but not always) mean “proper left” and “proper right,” that is, right and left respectively as seen by the viewer.
Gakô Torii Kiyonobu shô hitsu
September 1911, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from the E. F. Fenollosa collection; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.
William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection