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Actors Ichikawa Yaozô II as Sakuramaru (R), Nakajima Mihoemon II as Fujiwara Shihei and Ichikawa Ebizô III as Matsuômaru (C), and Ichimura Uzaemon IX as Umeômaru (L)

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Triptych: 21.7140 (left), 21.7141 (center), 21.7142 (right) Play: Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami Theater: Ichimura


Shunshô ga (on left and right sheets only) 春章画


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

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1776 (An'ei 5), 7th month

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Catalogue Raisonné

Herwig, Heroes of the Kabuki Stage (2004), #56; Clark et al, The Actor's Image (1994), #337; Ukiyo-e taikei 3 (1976), #s 30-2; Gookin cat. #158


Hosoban triptych; 31.2 x 43.3 cm (12 5/16 x 17 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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