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In this image, several men and a woman sit on the floor, eating in a relaxed and animated manner.  Behind them, at the top left, two older men sit on a raised platform, engaged in something serious.  Clothes can be seen folded in containers and the back of the print.  Another room is visible at the bottom right.<br /><br />
This is the center panel of a tryptich (with 1969/2.143 and 1969/2.145)<br /><br />
Inscriptions: Nishimuraya Yohachi (Publisher's seal); Kunisada ga (Artist's signature)<br />
 
Utagawa Kunisada (Japanese (culture or style))
Backstage Celebrations of a Full-house Hit at the Nakamura Theater
1805 – 1815
Museum purchase for the Paul Leroy Grigaut Memorial Collection
1969/2.144
This print shows the inside of a building where several figures move around busily.  Three are seated and appear to be eating at the corner of a red mat that extends off the right side of the print.  Small blocks of text hover near and identify each of the individuals.  <br /><br />
This is the left panel of a tryptich (with 1969/2.143 and 1969/2.144).<br /><br />
Inscriptions: Nishimuraya Yohachi (Publisher's seal); Kunisada ga (Artist's signature); Kiwame, Tsuruya Kinsuke (Censors' seals)<br />
 
Utagawa Kunisada (Japanese (culture or style))
Backstage Celebrations of a Full-house Hit at the Nakamura Theater
1811 – 1814
Museum purchase for the Paul Leroy Grigaut Memorial Collection
1969/2.145
In this print, a man pulls his chin downward and looks forward against a plain background.  He wears a lightly patterned white robe underneath black and gold.  The hilt of a sword is visible at his waist.  His hair is pulled up into a tight topknot.<br />
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Inscriptions: Artist’s signature: Masamitsu; unidentified publisher’s seal; Title: Shōwa butai sugata sono ni, Moritsuna, Kyūdaime, Ichikawa Ebizō
Masamitsu Ota
Actor Ichikawa Ebizo as Moritsuna
1949
Gift of Stuart Katz
2009/2.22
Kabuki actor Nakamura Shikan IV as Motome wears his hair in a top know with ornament. His eyes look upwards and his thin, red-lipped mouth lies open to reveal his teeth. He wears a blueish purple kimono with floral designs. Cartouches of text lie in the upper to corners and far left.
Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese (culture or style))
Actor Nakamura Shikan IV as Motome
1878 – 1888
Gift of Stuart Katz
2009/2.19
Heavy black crepe silk with woven designs in lacquered rust-colored, silver, and gold metallic threads.  Hand-painted design of Noh actors on light peach lining.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Black jacquard woven haori with woven design of bird-and-flower motifs
1960 – 1970
Gift of Howard and Patricia Yamaguchi
2005/1.354
A simply dressed man looks toward his left.  His hand is raised over his chest, and his hair is dishevelled.  He holds a small knife in his right hand.<br />
 
Utagawa Kunisada (Japanese (culture or style))
Memorial Portrait of Ichikawa Danjurō VIII
1854
Gift of Dr. James Hayes
2003/1.492
Paper size: lh 38 1/5cm &amp; rh 38cm x w 27 7/10cm. Image size approximately: h 36cm x w 26cm.
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Rose Caron in Faust
Gift of Ruth W. and Clarence J. Boldt, Jr.
2008/2.434
This is a triptych, displaying all three panels at once. In the left panel, a woman squats, holding a book, on which stands a man holding an umbrella. Another standing woman looks over her shoulder at it. In the center panel, an older man is seated on a bench with a brush or pipe in his hand. A woman looks at him over her shoulder. In the right panel, two woman stand with two girls. One of the girls is half hidden behind the woman on the left and gesturing forward. The other girl looks up at the two woman. In the background are white flowering trees as well as some calligraphy.<br /><br />
This is a set with 1948/1.186 and 1948/1.187.<br />
 
Kitagawa Utamaro (Japanese (culture or style))
Complete Illustrations of Yoshiwara Parodies of Kabuki: Courtesans of the Matsubaya
1798
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
1948/1.185
This print is a portrait of a woman.  She wears a gold and blue patterned robe over layers of orange and light blue.  Her hair is decorated with cloth, pins, and flowers.  Behind the portrait is a bundle of cords joined at the base by a circular pendant.<br />
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Inscriptions: Artist’s signature: Kunisada ga; Publisher’s seal: Tsutakichi; Haiyū tōsei kagami; Aburaya Osome, Iwai Shijaku
Utagawa Kunisada (Japanese (culture or style))
Iwai Shijaku [I] as Aburaya Osome, from the series Portraits of Modern Actors [Haiyû tôsei kagami]
1822 – 1844
Gift of Dr. James Hayes
2003/1.451
This print is a portrait of a woman against a blue background.  Her hair is decorated with large pins, and she wears a striped robe.  There are lines of calligraphy in the space above the portrait. The portrait is framed in a mirror.<br />
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Inscriptions: Artist’s signature: Kunisada ga; Publisher’s seal: Tsutakichi; Censor’s seal: Kiwame; Shirokiya Okoma, Iwai Shijaku
Utagawa Kunisada (Japanese (culture or style))
Iwai Shijaku [I] as Shirokiya Okoma
1826 – 1836
Gift of Dr. James Hayes
2003/1.452
A man holds an unsheathed sword up by his shoulder with both hands. Another sword is visible at his waist, and the tip of a third sword is visible from off the print on the left side. The man wears a black robe with red geometric print and swirls of clouds around a yellow and red crest. The background is plain.<br /><br />
This is the right panel of a triptych (with 2008/2.10A and 2008/2.10B).
Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese (culture or style))
Crossing Swords in the Pleasure Quarters: Ichikawa Danjūrō IX as Fuwa Banzaemon
1898
Gift of Stuart Katz
2008/2.10C
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