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Album of Thirty-Two Triptychs of Polychrome Woodblock Prints by Various Artists

Artist:
Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900)
Artist:
print 2 by Morikawa Chikashige (Japanese, second half of 19th century)
Artist:
prints 13,17,18,20,26,29 by Yōshū (Hashimoto) Chikanobu (Japanese, 1838–1912)
Artist:
prints 25,27,31,32 by Kunimasa (Japanese)
Artist:
print 28 by Hiroaki (Japanese, 1871–1945)
Period:
Meiji period (1868–1912)
Date:
1883–86
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Album of thirty-two triptychs of polychrome woodblock prints; ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
Each H. 14 in. (35.6 cm); W. 9 1/4 in. (23.5 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Gift of Eliot C. Nolen, 1999
Accession Number:
1999.457.2
Not on view
Triptych 1: Kunichika Toyohara. Japanese, 1835–1900; Actors Onoe Kikugorō V as Mikawaya Giheiji, Ichikawa Danjūrō IX as Danshichi Kurobei, and Ichikawa Sadanji I as Issun Tokubei in The Summer Festival at Naniwa (Natsumatsuri Naniwa Kagami) 「夏祭浪花鑑 」

Triptych 2: Morikawa Chikashige, Japanese, active second half of the 19th century; Actor Ichikawa Danjūrō IX as Mongaku Shōnin in The Austerities of Mongaku (Hashikuyō Bonji no Mongaku [橋供養梵字紋覚]) “(From right to left) Kongara Dōshi: Suketakaya Takasuke IV, Fudo no Reizou: Ichikawa Danjūro IX, and Nakamura Shikan IV: Seitaka Dōshi”

Triptych 3: Kunichika Toyohara. Japanese, 1835–1900; Actor Nakamura Shikan IV as Higuchi Jirōbei Kanemitsu disguising as a boatman, Matsuemon in the third scene of The Rowing Lesson in The Battles of Genji and Heike (Hiragana Seisuiki, Sakaro [ひらかな盛衰記:逆櫓]) “船頭松右衛門実ハ樋口次郎平兼光 中村芝翫力 (Sendō Matsuemon jitsuha Higuchi Jirōbei Kanemitsu Nakamura Shikan Nakamura Shikan)”
Triptych 4: Kunichika Toyohara. Japanese, 1835–1900; Actor Ichikawa Sadanji I as Marubachi Chūya in Keian in The Record of the great pacification of the Keian period, Opening act: The moat in the outside of the Edo-jo castle (Keian Taiheiki [慶安太平記] ) “Marubashi Chūya Ichikawa Sadanji (丸橋忠弥 市川左團次)” 「慶安太平記 序幕:江戸城外濠端の場」

Triptych 5: Kunichika Toyohara. Japanese, 1835–1900; Actors Onoe Kikugorō V as Otsuta and Kataoka Gado as Isobe Kazuenosuke in Moonlit Umbrella at the Dish Palace, New Version (Shin-Sarayashiki Utsuki no Amagasa [新皿屋舗月雨暈]) 「磯部主計之助片岡我童」新皿屋舗月雨暈~魚屋宗五郎

Triptych 6: Kunichika Toyohara. Japanese, 1835–1900; Actors Ichikawa Sadanji I as Imagawa Yoshimoto and Onoe Kikugorō V as Mōri Shinsuke (Mōri Yoshikatsu) in The Battles of Okehazama (Okehazama Gunki [桶狭間軍記])

Triptych 7: Kunichika Toyohara. Japanese, 1835–1900; Actors Sawamura Gennosuke as Tamashima Isonojō, Ichikawa Danjūrō IX as Danshichi Kurobei, Nakamura Shikan IV as Tsurifune no Sabu, Onoue Taganojō as Tokubei nyōbō Otatsu, Nakamura Fukusuke as Keisei Kotoura, and Ichikawa Sadanji as Issun Tokubei in The Summer Festival at Naniwa, Scene 4: The House of Sabu (Natsumatsuri Naniwa Kagami, Tsuribune Sabu-uchi 夏祭浪花鑑 : 釣船三婦内) 「夏祭浪花鑑」 玉島磯之丞 (清七実は磯之丞) 澤村源之助」「団七九郎兵衛」/「釣船三婦 中村芝翫」「徳兵衛女房お辰 尾上多賀之丞」/「傾城琴浦 中村福助」/「一寸徳兵衛 市川左団次」

Triptych 8: Kunichika Toyohara. Japanese, 1835–1900; Actors Nakamura Shikan IV as a boatman, Matsuemon (puppet), Kataoka Gado as a puppeteer of Matsuemon, Arashi Wasaburō as Umegae (puppet), Arashi Rikan as a puppeteer of Umegae, Ichikawa Danjūrō IX as a boatman, Gonshirō, and Sawamura Tosshi as a boatman, Tosshi in The Records of the Battles between the Minamoto and Taira Clans in the 12th Century, Act 3: The Rowing Lesson and Act 4: The Tea House at Kanzaki (「平仮名盛衰記: 逆櫓, 神崎揚屋」) “Hiragana Seisuiki Sakaro no Ba Mugen no Kane no Ba (平仮名盛衰記 さかろの場 むけんのかね之場)” 「平仮名盛衰記: さかろの場 むけんのかね之場」 「船頭松右衛門/中村芝翫」「人形遣イ片岡我童」/「梅ヶ枝/嵐和三郎」「人形遣い 嵐璃寛」/「船頭権四郎 市川団十郎」「船頭訥子蔵/沢村訥子」

Triptych 9: Kunichika Toyohara. Japanese, 1835–1900; Actors Sawamura Gennosuke as Oume, Nakamura Arajirō as Tango, Onoe Kikutarō V as Kanai Tamigorō, Ōtani Monzō as Tomozō, Nakamura Tsuruzō as Kyōzō in The Record of the great pacification of the Keian period (Keian Taiheiki [慶安太平記] ) 「花菖蒲慶安太平記」

Triptych 10: Kunichika Toyohara. Japanese, 1835–1900; Ichikawa Danjurō IX as Danshichi Kurobei, Nakamura Shikan IV as Tsurifune no Sabu, and Ichikawa Sadanji I as Issun Tokubei Natsumatsuri Naniwa Kagami in The Summer Festival at Naniwa, Scene Eight: The House of Danshichi (Natsumatsuri Naniwa Kagami, Tajima-machi Danshichi-uchi [夏祭浪花鑑: 田島町団七内]) 「夏祭浪花鑑」田島町団七内

Triptych 11: Kunichika Toyohara. Japanese, 1835–1900; Actors Nakamura Nakazo III as Tōjirō, Nakamura Shikan IV as Onoue Buzen no Kami, Ichikawa Danjūrō IX as Matsudaira Izu no Kami, Ichikawa Sadanji I as Marubashi Chūya, Onoe Kikugorō V as Kanai Haibei, and Bandō Kakitsu I as Sakai Sanuki no Kami in The Record of the great pacification of the Keian period (Keian Taiheiki [慶安太平記] )
「弓師藤四郎: [3代目] 中村 仲蔵」「尾上豊前守: [4代目] 中村 芝翫」/「松平伊豆守: [9代目] 市川 團十郎」/「丸橋忠彌: [初代] 市川 左團次」/「金井半兵衛: [5代目] 尾上 菊五郎」/「酒井讃岐守: [初代] 坂東 家橘」

Triptych 12: Kunichika Toyohara. Japanese, 1835–1900; Actor Ichikawa Sadanji I in the The Record of the great pacification of the Keian period, a scene when Chūya is caught ( Keian Taiheiki [慶安太平記] , Chūya Hobakyu no Ba [忠弥内捕物の場]) “Marubashi Chūya Ichikawa Sadanji”

Triptych 13: Chikanobu, Japanese, 1838–1912: Actors Ichikawa Sadanji I as Mitsunaka, Ichikawa Danjūrō IX as Nakamitsu, Ichikawa Kintarō as Kōjumaru, and Suketakaya Takasuke as Nakamitsu’s wife in The Noble Second Genji Substitution (Nidai Genji Homare no Migawari [二代源氏誉身代]).

Triptych 14: Kunichika Toyohara. Japanese, 1835–1900; Actors Ichikawa Sadanji I as Mizuno Jūrōzaemon and Ichikawa Danjūrō IX as Banzui Chōbei in The Renowned Banzui Chobei: The Bath at Mizuno’s Mansion (Kiwametsuki Banzui Chōbei, Yuden Goroshi no Ba [極付幡随長兵衛: 湯殿殺しの場])

Triptych 15: Kunichika Toyohara. Japanese, 1835–1900; Actors Ichikawa Kodanji I as Dokufu Funamushi, Ichikawa Gonjūrō II as Inuta Kobungo Yasunori, Nakamura Fukusuke as Namishirō, and Suketakaya Takasuke as Sōnosuke in The Eight Dog Chronicles (Nansō Satomi Hakkenden [南総里見八犬伝])
Triptych 16: Kunichika Toyohara. Japanese, 1835–1900; Actors Ichikawa Sadanji I as Shirosake Uri, Nakamura Fukusuke as Shiratama, Nakamura Shikan IV as Hige no Ikyu, Ichikawa Danjūrō IX as Sukeroku, Suketakaya Takasuke IV as Agemaki, and Bandō Kakitsu as Fukuyama in The Flower of Edo (Sukeroku Yukari no Edozakura [助六由縁江戸桜])

Triptych 17: Chikanobu, Japanese, 1838–1912: Ichikawa Gonjūrō as Inuta Kobngo, Suketakaya Yakasuke IV as Inusaka Keno, Ichikawa Sadanji I as Tadashichi, and Bandō Mitsuzō as Asatsuru in The Eight Dog Chronicles [南総里見八犬伝].

Triptych 18: Kunichika Toyohara. Japanese, 1835–1900; Actors Nakamura Fukusuke as Kochō no Naishi, Arashi Rikan as Inokuma Sakon, Ichikawa Danjūrō IX as Kazusa no Gorō Hyōe Tadamitsu, Iwai Matsunosuke as Kaoru, and Suketakaya Takasuke IV as Itsukura Ukon in The Austerities of Mongaku (Hashikuyō Bonji no Mongaku [橋供養梵字紋覚])

Triptych 19: Kunichika Toyohara. Japanese, 1835–1900; Ichikawa Sadanji I as Marubasho Chūya and Ichikawa Danūro IX as Matsudaira Izunokami in The Record of the great pacification of the Keian period (Keian Taiheiki [慶安太平記].)

Triptych 20: Chikanobu, Japanese, 1838–1912: Suketakaya Takasuke IV as Inusaka Keno (Tanetomo) in The Eight Dog Chronicles (Nansō Satomi Hakkenden [南総里見八犬伝])

Triptych 21: Kunichika Toyohara. Japanese, 1835–1900; Actors Nakamura Shikan IV as Daihanji Kiyozumi, Ichikawa Sadanji I as Koganosuke, Ichikawa Danjūrō IX as Sadaka, and Nakamura Fukusuke as Hinadori in The Teachings for Women, Yoshino River (Imoseyama Onna Teikin, Yoshino-gawa [妹背山婦女庭訓 吉野川])

Triptych 22: Kunichika Toyohara. Japanese, 1835–1900; Actors Ichikawa Danjūrō IX as Iruka, Ichikawa Sadanji I as Fukashichi, and Ichikawa Danjūrō IX (in a second role) as Omiwa in The Teachings for Women, Fujiwara no Kamatari and Soga no Iruka (Imoseyama Onna Teikin, Yoshino-gawa [妹背山婦女庭訓], Taishokukan Kamatari to Iruka Daijin [大職冠鎌足と入鹿大臣])

Triptych 23: Kunichika Toyohara. Japanese, 1835–1900; Actors Nakamura Shikan IV as Iwanaga (Zaemon), Kataoka Gadō as Hatayama Shigetada, Nakamura Fukusuke as Akoya, and Sawamura Tosshi as Hanzawa Rokuro in The Battle of Dannoura (Dannoura Gunki [壇浦兜軍記]) 壇浦兜軍記

Triptych 24: Kunichika Toyohara. Japanese, 1835–1900; Actors Ichikawa Sadanji I as Shihōten, Ichikawa Danjūrō IX as Hashiba Hidekichi, and Ichikawa Danjūrō IX as Katō Toranosuke in Hanamidoki Hisago Taikôki [花見時瓢太閤記]

Triptych 25: Kunimasa, Japanese: Actors Ichikawa Sadanji I as Shibata Katsuie, Suketakaya Takasuke as Maeda Toshiie, Ichikawa Botan as Sanpō Bōshimaru, Ichikawa Ebizō as Sakuma Genpan, and Ichikawa Danjūrō IX as Hashiba Hideyoshi in Otonihibiku Sennari Chikago [音響千成瓢]

Triptych 26: Chikanobu, Japanese, 1838–1912: Actors Onoe Kikugorō V as Chūzaburō's wife, Oaki, Iwai Matsunosuke as Yayoi, Ichikawa Sadanji as Shimobe no Sōji in Onna Bakeinari Tsukioboroyo [女化稲荷月朧夜].
Triptych 27: Kunimasa, Japanese: Actors Bando Kakitsu I as Minamoto no Yoshitsune, Iwai Hanshiro as Shizuka Gozen, and Onoe Kikugorō V as Kitsune Tadanobu in Yoshitsune and the Thousand Cherry Trees (Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura [義経千本桜])
Triptych 28: Hiroaki, Japanese: Actors Onoe Kikugorō V as Kirare Otomi, Onoe Matsusuke as Kōmoriyasu and Bandō Kakitsu as Izutsu Yosaburō in Scarface Otomi (Kirare Otomi [切られお富]) 処女翫浮名横櫛

Triptych 29: Chikanobu, Japanese, 1838–1912: Ichikawa Sadanji I as Rochishin and Ichikawa Danjūrō IX as Kumonryū in The Water Margin (Suikoden [水滸伝])

Triptych 30: Kunichika Toyohara. Japanese, 1835–1900; Ichikawa Sadanji I as Oriwo, Ichikawa Danjūrō IX as Kazan, Bandō Shūchō II as Otaka, and Sawamura Tosshi VII as Hanka in Yumemonogatari Rosei no Sugatae [夢物語蘆生容画]

Triptych 31: Kunimasa, Japanese: Ichikawa Danjūrō as Unzen, Ichikawa Sadanji I as Takano Chōei, Ichikawa Kodanji as Jinzō, and Sawamura Gennosuke as Chōei tsuma Michi in Yumemonogatari Katami no Ishibumi. [夢物語筺碑]

Triptych 32: Kunimasa, Japanese: Ichikawa Danjūrō IX as Heron Maiden in The Getsusekka Mitsugumi Sakazuki [月雪花三組杯觴], Benten in The Benten the Thief (Aoto Zōshi Hana no Nishiki-e" [青砥稿花紅彩画]), Rōshi Fukashichi in The Teachings for Women (Imoseyama Onna Teikun [妹背山婦女庭訓]), and Yasuna in The Mirror of the Imperial Court during the time of Ashiya Dōman (Ashiya Dōman Ōuchi Kagami [芦屋道満大内鑑]) 「鷺娘」「青砥稿花紅彩画」「妹背山婦女庭訓」「芦屋道満大内鑑」 「月雪花三組杯觴 常磐津連中 清元連中 長唄囃子連中 竹本連中」
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