Miscellaneous double and triple bust portraits of actors,

Part I

 

Included in this section are diptychs and triptychs in which at least one sheet is a double or triple bust portrait.á Additional double bust portraits of actors may be found in the series Flowers of Edo, Five Otokodate and the untitled series of double actor portraits in books folded open.á It is possible that some of the illustrated single sheets are from larger compositions.á Unless otherwise noted, these prints are each about 14 by 10 inches (36 by 25 centimeters), a size known as ˘ban.á I am grateful to Ward Pieters for assisting with this section.

 

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Actors: Left sheet: Onoe Kikugor˘ III as Hikos˘ (彦惣, in purple) and Segawa Kikunoj˘ V as Kojor˘ (小金, female role)

Right sheet: Onoe Kikugor˘ III as Tamaya Shinbei (玉屋新兵衛) and Seki Sanjűr˘ II as Ukai Kujűr˘ (鵜飼九十郎, on top)

Play: Hanagumori sato no getakasa (花曇艶街下駄傘, Wooden Sandals and Umbrellas on a Cloudy Day amidst Cherry Blossoms)

Date: 3rd month of 1824

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Azuma-ya Daisuke

Actors: Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Nagoya Kosanza (left, 名古屋小山三) and Nakamura Utaemon IV as Murasaki Daijin (right, Murasaki daijin jitsuha Monogusamura Tar˘saku, 紫大尽 実ハ物草村太郎作)

Play: Monogusa Tar˘ saku tekuda no yadake (物草太郎作手管歌当)

Date: 3rd month of 1841

Theater: Ichimura

Size: Chűban (about 7 by 10 inches or 18 by 25 centimeters)

Publisher: J˘shű-ya Kinz˘

Actors: Onoe Tamiz˘ II as kitsune (fox) Tadanobu (狐忠信) and Onoe Eizabur˘ III as Shizuka (しづか)

Play: Yoshitsune Senbon zakura (裏表千本桜)

Date: 5th month of 1841

Theater: Nakamura

Size: Chűban (about 7 by 10 inches or 18 by 25 centimeters)

Publisher: J˘shű-ya Kinz˘

Kuniyoshi -  (double actor portraits) Ichikawa Ebiz˘ V as Gombei (top), Onoe Kikugor˘ III & Arashi Kichisabur˘ III in imaginary performance

 

Actors: Nakamura Utaemon IV as the ferryman (watashimori) Tonbei (渡守頓兵衛, top), Ichikawa Kuz˘ II as Takase Rokur˘ (高瀬六郎), and Nakamura Utaemon IV as Yura Hyogonosuke (良兵庫之助)

Play: Shinrei Yaguchi no Watashi (神霊矢口渡, The Yaguchi Ferry and the Magic Arrows)

Date: 5th month of 1848 (censors Hama and Kinugasa)

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: ďta-ya Takichi

 

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Actors: Sawamura Sojűr˘ V as priest Kaurkaya (苅萱 桑門) and Sawamura Genpei II as his son Ichid˘maru (石動丸)

Play: Z˘ha Tsukushi no iezuto (増補筑紫礎)

Date: 7th month of 1848 (censors Mera and Murata)

Theater: Kawarasaki

Publisher: Iba-ya Sensabur˘

 

 

Actors: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Miyagi Asojir˘ (宮木阿曽次郎, male role) and Band˘ Shűka I as Miyuki, the blind koto player (秋月娘深雪 後ニ朝顔)

Play: The Akashi no Ura Funawakare scene from Eiri Sh˘setsu Asagao Monogatari (絵入稗史蕣物語)

Date: 8th month of 1848 (censors Muramatsu and Yoshimura)

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Sumiyoshi-ya Masagor˘

Kuniyoshi -  (double actor portraits) A blind koto player entertaining a nobleman, c

 

Actors: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Komazawa Jirozaemon (駒澤治郎左エ門, top) and Band˘ Shuka I as Miyuki (盲女朝顔), the blind koto player

Play: The Yadoya scene from Eiri Sh˘setsu Asagao Monogatari

Date: 8th month of 1848 (censors Muramatsu and Yoshimura)

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Iba-ya Sensabur˘á

 

 

double head portrait of Nakamura Utaemon IV as Takagi Oriaemon and Onoe Kikujiro II as his wife Umenoi in 'Takagi ďtaemon bud˘goto roku', (8)1848, 100-6765

 

Actors: Nakamura Utaemon IV as Takagi Oriaemon (高木折右エ門) and Onoe Kikujir˘ II as his wife Umenoi (女房梅の井)

Play: Takagi Oriemon budojitsu roku (高木織右武実録)

Date: 8th month of 1848

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Horimasa

 

 

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Actors: Nakamura Utaemon IV as ďtaka Tonomo (大高主殿) and Seki Sanjűr˘ III as Yokoyama Daiz˘ (横山大蔵)

Play: Takagi Oriemon budojitsu roku (高木織右武実録)

Date: 8th month of 1848

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: ďta-ya Takichi

 

I am grateful to Marc DeVriese for this image.

 

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this keyblock print.á

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Actors: Nakamura Utaemon IV as ďtaka Tonomo (大高主殿) biting on a silk cloth as he performs ritual seppuku and Nakamura Tsuruz˘ I as Ry˘shi Ganz˘ (猟師鴈蔵)

Play: Takagi Oriemon budojitsu roku (高木織右武実録)

Date: 8th month of 1848 (censors Muramatsu and Yoshimura)

Theater: Nakamura

Publisher: Horimasa

 

 

 

Kuniyoshi -  (double actor portraits) In foreground, an actor holding a fan, behind him an actor wearing a red shishimai wig for the Lion dance

 

Actors: Ichikawa Kuzo II as Niki Tamonnosuke (能ワキ師萩伊右エ門 実ハ白坂甚内) wearing a red shishimai wig for the Lion dance and Nakamura Utaemon IV as ďtaka Tonomo (能師霧竹武太夫 実ハ大高主殿)

Play: Takagi Oriemon bud˘ jitsuroku (高木織右武実録)

Date: 8th month of 1848 (censors Muramatsu and Yoshimura)

Theater: Nakamura-za

Publisher: Iba-ya Sensabur˘

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Actors: Iwai Kumesabur˘ III as Innami Kazuma (印南数馬, right) and Nakamura Utaemon IV as the footman (yakko) Sodesuke (who is actually ďtaka Shuden) (奴袖助実は大高主殿)

Play: Takagi Oriemon bud˘ jitsuroku (高木織右武実録)

Theater: Nakam¨ura

Date: 8th month of 1848 (censors Mera and Murata)

Publisher: Iba-ya Sensabur˘á

 

I am grateful to Marc DeVriese for this image.

 

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this alternate state of the preceding design with ôInnami Kazumaö (印南数馬) in a blue cartouche.

Kuniyoshi -  (double actor portraits)ghost of Otaka Shuden (Otaka Shuden bokon), actors Nakamura Utaemon V & Innami Kazuma in 'Takagi Oriemon Bumon Jitsuroku', 100-6769

 

Actors: Nakamura Utaemon IV as the ghost of ďtaka Shuden (大高主殿亡霊) and Iwai Kumesabur˘ III as Innami Kazuma (印南数馬)

Play: Takagi Oriemon bud˘ jitsuroku (高木織右武実録)

Date: 8th month of 1848

Theater: Nakamura-za

Publisher: Horimasa

 

Kuniyoshi -  (double actor portraits) 2035

 

Actors: Onoe Baik˘ IV as Heisakuĺs daughter (musume) Oyone (平作娘お米) and Sawamura S˘jűr˘ V as Gofukuya Jűbei (呉服屋十兵衛)

Play: Igagoe Yomikiri k˘shaku (伊賀越読切講釈)

Date: 9th month of 1848

Theater: Kawarazaki

Publisher: Horimasa

 

I am grateful to Lucienne Parkan and Horst Graebner for identifying this print.á

 

 

 

Kuniyoshi -  (double actor portraits)100-6214

 

Actors: Band˘ Hikosabur˘ IV as Honda Dainaiki (誉田大内記) and Sawamura S˘jűr˘ V as Karaki Masaemon (唐木政右衛門, bottom)

Play: Igagoe Yomikiri k˘shaku (伊賀越読切講訳)

Date: 9th month of 1848

Publisher: Horimasa

 

 

 

Actors: Onoe Baiko IV as Masaemonĺs wife ďtani (政右エ門女房お谷) and Matsumoto Kinsh˘ I as Ishidome Busuke (柘榴武助)

Play: Igagoe Yomikiri k˘shaku (伊賀越読切講訳)

Date: 9th month of 1848

Publisher: Horimasa

 

 

 

Actors: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Tamiya Iemon (神谷仁右衛門, top), Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Sat˘ Yomoshichi (佐藤与茂七), and Band˘ Shuka I as Oiwaĺs sister Osode (おそで, bottom)

Play: Manete Mimasu yotsuya no kikigaki (当三升四谷聞書, Ghost stories at Yotsuya)

Date: 9th month of 1848 (censors Hama and Kinugasa)

Publisher: ďta-ya Takichi

 

I am grateful to Lucienne Parkan for this image.

Kuniyoshi -  (double actor portraits) Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Kamiya Iemon and Ichikawa Kodanji IV as a dying Kobotoke Kohei in 'T˘kaid˘ Yotsuya kaidan', 005-0524

 

Actors: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Kamiya Iemon (神谷伊右工門) and Ichikawa Kodanji IV as a dying Kobotoke Kohei

Play: Manete Mimasu yotsuya no kikigaki (当三升四谷聞書, Ghost stories at Yotsuya)

Date: 9th month of 1848

Publisher: ďta-ya Takichi

 

Kuniyoshi -  (double actor portraits) Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Kamiya Iemon and Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Oiwa's ghost nailed to a door in 'Yotsuya no Kikigaki', (7)1848, pub

 

Actors: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Kamiya Iemon (神谷伊右工門) and Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Oiwaĺs ghost nailed to a door

Play: Manete Mimasu yotsuya no kikigaki (当三升四谷聞書, Ghost stories at Yotsuya)

Date: 9th month of 1848

Publisher: ďta-ya Takichi

 

Kuniyoshi -  (double actor portraits) Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Tamiya Iemon and  Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Sat˘ Yomoshichi (bottom) in 'T˘kaid˘ Yotsuya Kaidan' (Alt

 

Actors: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Tamiya Iemon (神谷伊右工門) and Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Sat˘ Yomoshichi (佐藤与茂七, bottom)

Play: Manete Mimasu yotsuya no kikigaki (当三升四谷聞書, Ghost stories at Yotsuya)

Date: 9th month of 1848

Publisher: ďta-ya Takichi

 

I am grateful to Marc DeVriese for this image.

Kuniyoshi -  (double actor portraits) 100-8812

 

Another state of the above design

 

 

 

Kuniyoshi - Kamiya Iemon haunted by O-Iwa's ghost, 1852, Pub

 

Actors: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Kamiya Iemon (神谷伊右衛門) and Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Oiwaĺs ghost (Oiwa no bokon, お岩のぼうこん)

Play: Manete Mimasu yotsuya no kikigaki (当三升四谷聞書, Ghost stories at Yotsuya)

Date: 9th month of 1848

Publisher: ďta-ya Takichi

 

Kuniyoshi - Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Kamiya Iemon & Band˘ Shűka I as Hanagasumi no Ohide in 'Manete Mimasu yotsuya no kikigaki', (9)1848

 

Actors: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Kamiya Iemon (神谷仁右衛門) and Band˘ Shűka I as Hanagasumi no Ohide (花がすみ 於秀)

Play: Manete Mimasu yotsuya no kikigaki (当三升四谷聞書, Ghost stories at Yotsuya)

Date: 9th month of 1848

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Horimasa

1847-52, Pub

 

Actors: Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Tamiya Iemon (神谷仁右衛門, male role) and Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Oiwaĺs ghost (お岩のぼうこん)

Play: Manete Mimasu yotsuya no kikigaki (当三升四谷聞書, Ghost stories at Yotsuya)

Date: 9th month of 1848 (censors Muramatsu and Yoshimura)

Theater: Ichimura

Publisher: Yamada-ya Sh˘jir˘ááá

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