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Actors Nakayama Nanshi II as Ono no Komachi (R) and Nakamura Utaemon IV as Narihira (L), in The Fashionable Six Poetic Immortals (Fûryû Rokkasen)

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Two sheets of an incomplete hexaptych. MFA impressions: 08.541.6a-b (4 and 5 only), 11.35606a-f (complete hexaptych), 11.35607 (5 only), 11.41973a-b (1 and 2 only), 11.41998a-f (complete hexaptych) Play: Rokkasen Theater: Naka


Hirosada (on each sheet) 広貞


By date unknown, Alfred Greenough Collection, Boston, MA; 1884, by inheritance to his uncle, Charles H. Parker, Milton, MA; 1908, bequest of Charles H. Parker to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 17, 2007)

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Alfred Greenough Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1852 (Kaei 5), 1st month

Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 108 (as 11.35606a-f; this # not listed); Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 4 (2003), #425; Keyes, PMA cat. (1973), #119 (no photo)


Vertical chûban diptych

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Medium or Technique

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