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Artist: Utagawa Toyokuni I (初代歌川豊国)

Print: Nakayama Tomisaburō I standing next to Matsumoto Koshirō V, Ichikawa Danjurō VII in makeup and Onoe Eizaburō I seated and holding a scroll - this is the left panel of a triptych entitled Edo shibai sangai no zu (The 3rd Floor of an Edo Theater - 江戸芝居三階之図)

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Dates: circa 1802 - 1803,created
Dimensions: 9.0 in,14.25 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: Japanese woodblock print
Inscription:

Signed: Toyokuni ga (豊国画) - the 'ga' character is partial
Publisher: According to Marks 328, seal 16-011 is Mikawaya Seiemon, elsewhere it is Shimizu - trimmed
Censor's seal: kiwame

Related links: British Museum - all three panels; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - middle and left panel only; Waseda University; Tobacco and Salt Museum - full triptych;

Physical description:

A curator at the British Museum wrote: "The scene is imaginary since these actors did not appear together at the same theatre during this time. The style of the artist’s signature supports this date range."


British Museum has complete triptych