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Actors Arashi Koroku IV as the Page Kichisaburô (R) and Iwai Hanshirô V as Yaoya Oshichi (L)

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Diptych: 17.3210.19 (right sheet), 17.3210.21 (left sheet) MFA impressions: 11.26635-6 (with background), 17.3210.19VR (17.3210.19, 17.3210.21; without background) Play: Sono Mukashi Koi no Higanoko Theater: Naka From an album in which the names of the actors were covered with slips of...

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Shunkôsai Hokushû ga (on each sheet) 春好斎北洲画

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1821 (Bunsei 4), 9th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 90; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 1 (1997), #104


Vertical ôban diptych; 40 x 55 cm (15 3/4 x 21 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

17.3210.19, 17.3210.21

Medium or Technique

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