Utagawa Kunisada (歌川国貞) / Toyokuni III (三代豊国) (artist 1786 – 01/12/1865)

Nakamura Tsuruzō I [中村鶴蔵] as Segizaka Bannai (鷺坂伴内) harassing the koshimoto Okaru (こし元おかる) performed by Iwai Kumesaburō III [岩井粂三郎] from the play "Kanadehon Chūshingura" ['Copybook of the Treasury of Loyal Retainers': 仮名手本忠臣蔵] - possible center panel of a triptych

Print


1854
9.875 in x 13.875 in (Overall dimensions) Japanese woodblock print
Signed: Toyokuni ga (豊国画)
Publisher: Fujiokaya Keijirō
(Marks 063 - seal 26-104)
Censor's seal: aratame
Date seal: 5/1854
Waseda University
Tokyo Metropolitan Library
Waseda University - probable right-hand panel

A koshimoto (腰元 or こし元) is a chambermaid or female servant.
Fujiokaya Keijirō (藤岡屋慶次郎) (publisher)
actor prints (yakusha-e - 役者絵) (genre)
Chūshingura (忠臣蔵 - 47 rōnin) (genre)
Iwai Kumesaburō III (三代目岩井粂三郎) (actor)
Nakamura Tsuruzō I (初代中村鶴蔵: 11/1818 to 8/1865) (actor)