Katsukawa Shuntei (勝川春亭) (artist 1770 – 1820)
Actors Viewed As Though in a Revenge Drama (Yakusha mitate kataki-uchi - 役者見立敵討)
10 in x 14.75 in (Overall dimensions) Japanese woodblock print
Signed: Shuntei ga
Publisher: Izumiya Ichibei (Marks 180 seal: 25-365
British Museum - the full triptych
Prints of Japan - for more information about this setting
Imaginary scene of eight famous actors at the bay of Enoshima (left panel of a triptych).
Laurence Binyon in the 1916 catalogue of the Japanese prints in the British Museum lists a triptych entitled Yakusha mitate kataki-uchi, 'Actors' tableau of slaying in revenge'. "
"He describes the L-hand sheet as follows: 'At the l. a fat man sits on a rock, sword in hand, and behind him is a youth thrusting back a woman with his hand. The scene is the seashore on the coast of Kamakura, opposite the little green island of Enoshima with Fuji rising beyond the bay.
Izumiya Ichibei (和泉屋市兵衛) (publisher)
actor prints (yakusha-e - 役者絵) (genre)
mitate-e (見立て絵) (author)