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Actors Iwai Hanshirô V as Agemaki (R), Ichikawa Danjûrô VII as Sukeroku (C), and Onoe Kikugorô III as Shinbei (L)

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Triptych: 21.7532 (right), 21.7533 (center), 21.7534 (left) MFA impressions: 11.26729-31, 21.7532-4 Poems translated in Izzard 1993, p. 121; Keyes 1985, vol. 1, p. 273 (L only); and Bowie et al. 1979, p. 124 (C only).

Inscription

(right) Poem by Ryûôtei Hananari: Hana-ayame/ Edo murasaki no/iro ito mo/ Naniwa no mizu ni/ musubu Agemaki (center) Poem by Tsukushitei Waki no Aritake: Hachimaki ni/ Edo murasaki no/ yokogasumi/ ima zo Naniwa mo/ haru to naritaya (left) Poem by Ryûkatei Fûshi Mizugaki: Iroka o ba/ hoka e yuzurite/ kono hana no/ aniki to miyuru/ Naniwazu no haru Poem by Ryûôtei Hananari: Sanga no tsu/ ichi to mo hito no/ medeyasen/ Fuji no onoe ni/ yuki no shirozake

Signed

Kôchôrô Kunisada ga (on each sheet) 香蝶楼国貞画

Provenance

Purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from L. E. Charnley; 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, about 1823 (Bunsei 6)

Object Place

Catalogue Raisonné

Izzard, Kunisada's World (1993), #54; Keyes, Art of Surimono (Chester Beatty cat., 1985), vol. 1, #239 (L only); Bowie et al, Art of the Surimono (1979), #74 (C only); Crighton, The Floating World (1973), #I 62

Dimensions

Shikishiban triptych; 21.3 x 56.3 cm (8 3/8 x 22 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.7532-4

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints