Tachibanaya (Actor Ichikawa Yaozô III as the Fisherman Sazanami no Tatsugorô), from the series Portraits of Actors on Stage (Yakusha butai no sugata-e)

「役者舞台之姿絵 たち花や」 三代目市川八百蔵の漁師さざ波の辰五郎

Japanese
Edo period
1794 (Kansei 6), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Izumiya Ichibei (Kansendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

TNM, Sharaku (2011), #260; Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 7, Musée Guimet II (1990), pl. 89; Genshoku Ukiyo-e dai hyakka jiten 8 (1981), #112; Yoshida, "'Yakusha butai no sugata-e' kenkyû," Ukiyo-e 27 (1966), p. 31, #44

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.6 x 24.8 cm (15 3/16 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.6831

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Forms the right sheet of a triptych; 21.6850 is the center sheet.

Play: Otokoyama O-Edo no Ishizue
Theater: Kiri
男山御江戸盤石(おとこやまおえどのいしずえ)
 桐

Signed

Toyokuni ga
豊国画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

Formerly in the collection of Arthur Davison Ficke; February 10, 1920, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding at Ficke sale; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection