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Actors Nakamura Noshio II as Tonase (R), Bando Hikosaburô III as Yuranosuke (C), and Segawa Kikunojô III as Oishi (L)

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Triptych: 21.7314 (right), 21.7315 (center), 21.7316 (left) Probably matted and photographed out of order; the group is usually arranged with the female characters leaning in rather than out. However, they could also be enjoyed individually or combined with other actor portraits from the same...

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Shun'ei ga (on each sheet) 春英画


Formerly in the Kobayashi collection; 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, 1795 (Kansei 7), 4th month

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Catalogue Raisonné

Clark et al, The Actor's Image (1994), #689 (R only); Ukiyo-e taikei 3 (1976), #s 197 (L) and 198 (R)


Vertical ôban triptych

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Medium or Technique

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