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Actors Ichikawa Danjûrô V as a Woodcutter (R) and Nakamura Nakazô I as Hakamadare Yasusuke or Watanabe no Tsuna (?) (L)

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Diptych: 21.7106 (left), 21.7107 (right) MFA impressions: 11.18635 (R only), 21.7106-7 (complete diptych) Play: Shitennô Tonoi no Kisewata (?) Theater: Nakamura


Shunshô ga (on each sheet) 春章画


Spring 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

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William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1781 (An'ei 10/Tenmei 1), 11th month

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Catalogue Raisonné

Clark et al, The Actor's Image (1994), #481(left); Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 11, Museo d'Arte Orientale, Genoa, II (1989), pl. 9 (complete diptych)


Hosoban diptych

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Medium or Technique

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