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Backstage at the Nakamura Theater in Sakai-chô, a Triptych (Sakai-chô Nakamura-za gakuya no zu, sanmaitsuzuki)

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Triptych: RES.50.118 (left), RES.50.119 (center), RES.50.120 (right) MFA impressions: RES.50.118-20, 11.22782VR (11.22782, 11.22793, 11.22796) Actors Onoe Shônozô, Ichikawa Onoe I, Ichikawa Sukezô, Bandô Minosuke II, Onoe Eizaburô II, Ichikawa Tazô, Bandô Mitsugorô III, Nakamura...

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Kunisada ga (on right and center sheets), Kinraisha Kunisada gazu (on left sheet) 国貞画 琴雷舎国貞画(貞三升印)

Credit Line

Gift of Gordon Abbott, Mrs. George L. Batchelder, Jr., and Mrs. Francis B. Lothrop

Japanese, Edo period, 1813 (Bunka 10)

Catalogue Raisonné

Rijksmuseum, The Ear Catches the Eye (2001), #96; Izzard, Kunisada's World (1993), p. 22, fig. 3; Genshoku ukiyo-e dai hyakka jiten 11 (1982), #35


Vertical ôban triptych; 35.3 x 75.4 cm (13 7/8 x 29 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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