Dressing Room of the Top Female-role Actor (Tate onnagata heya): Actors Sawamura Tanosuke III (seated) and Nakamura Ichô, from the series Glimpses of Actors Backstage (Haiyû gakuya no sugatami)

「俳優楽屋の姿見 立女形部屋」 「沢村田之助」(三代目)、「中村いてう」

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV) (Japanese, 1823–1880), Publisher Enshûya Hikobei (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Tôbu bijutsukan, Edo no hana kabuki-e ten (1999), #135C; Edo-Tokyo Museum, Edo kabuki (1995), #5-43

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.2 × 25 cm (14 5/8 × 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.759

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kunisada ga, in toshidama cartouche
国貞画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Boar 11 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Sei
改印:亥十一改
彫師:彫清

Provenance

By 1900, William Perkins Babcock; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 12, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock