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Actors Representing the Seven Gods of Good Fortune (Shichifukujin): from right, Ichikawa Danjûrô V for Bishamonten (Mukadeya), Segawa Kikunojô III for Benten (Benten-ya), Nakamura Nakazô I for Hotei (Hoteiya), Ichikawa Yaozô III for Daikoku (Daikokuya), I

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Hexaptych, left to right: 21.7126, 21.7127, 21.7128, 21.7129, 21.7130, 21.7131 MFA impressions: 11.13452 (one sheet, = 21.7128), 21.7626-31 (set of six sheets) Apparently an imaginary performance (mitate) showing actors who never actually appeared together; possibly made for New Year of 1780....

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Shunshô ga (on each sheet) 春章画


Purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from W. L. Keane 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, about 1779–80 (An'ei 8–9)

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Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 11, Museo d'Arte Orientale, Genoa, II (1989), pl. 6 (five sheets only)


Hosoban hexaptych

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Medium or Technique

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