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Actors Nakamura Nakazô I as Sakon-gitsune, the Fox of Shiinokizawa (R), Ichikawa Danzô IV as Mongaku (C), and Nakamura Rikô I as Chitose (L)

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Triptych: 21.7137 (left), 21.7138 (center), 21.7139 (right) MFA impressions: 11.13450 (R only), 20.208 (R only), 21.7137-9 (complete triptych) Play: Hana-zumô Genji-biiki Theater: Nakamura


Shunshô ga (on each sheet) 春章画


January 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from J. Clarence Webster Collection; 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, 1775 (An'ei 4), 11th month

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Catalogue Raisonné

Nagata et al, The New York and New Jersey Ukiyo-e Collection (exh. cat., 1997), #129; Clark et al, The Actor's Image (1994), #309 (right sheet only)


Hosoban triptych; 30.5 x 43.2 cm (12 x 17 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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