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Actors Nakayama Nanshi II as Umegae (R) and Jitsukawa Enzaburô I as Kajiwara Genta (L)

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MFA impressions: 08.541.4a-b, 11.35556a-b Play: Hiragana Seisuiki Theater: Naka 08.541.4a-b has Kinkodô publisher's mark as does the Ikeda bunko impression. 11.35556a-b has Tsutakan publisher's mark on the right sheet, Kinkodô publisher's mark on the left sheet.


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, 1851 (Kaei 4), 8th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 107 (as 11.35556a-b; this # not listed); Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 4 (2003), #384


Vertical chûban diptych; 25 x 36.8 cm (9 13/16 x 14 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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