Actors Ichikawa Ichizo III as detchi [apprentice] Ichimatsu, Nakamura Fukusuke I as Yaoya Hanbei, and Ichikawa Dannosuke V as the geisha Kohina
signed Toyokuni ga within the artist's Toshidama cartouche, with censor's seal aratame (examined), date seal Mi-shi (year of the snake , 4th lunar month), and publisher's seal Tsujiyasu of Tsujiya Yasubei
oban tate-e triptych 14 1/8 by 29 1/8 in., 35.9 by 74.1 cm
The actor Ichikawa Ichizo III (1833-1865) is in the role of detchi (the apprentice) Ichimatsu, the actor Nakamura Fukusuke I (Nakamura Shikan IV, 1831-1899) is in the role of Yaoya Hanbei, and the onnagata Ichikawa Dannosuke V (d. 1864) is in the role of the geisha Kohina from the play Na Nomi Yaoya Ryori no Futsutsuka, staged at the Nakamura Theater in Edo in the 4th lunar month of 1857.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, from the Bigelow Collection, accession no. 11.44279a-c
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