Dressing Room of the Top Star (Zagashira heya): Actors Bandô Hikosaburô V (in bathrobe) and Nakayama Genjûrô II, from the series Glimpses of Actors Backstage (Haiyû gakuya no sugatami)

「俳優楽屋の姿見 座頭部屋」「坂東彦三郎」(五代目)、「中山現十郎」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 10th 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), #135B; Edo-Tokyo Museum, Edo kabuki (1995), #5-42

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

00.756

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 10 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Sei
改印:亥十改
彫師:彫清

Provenance

By 1900, William Perkins Babcock (b. 1826 - d. 1899), Boston and Paris; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 05, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock