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Actors Sakata Hangorô II as Hotei Ichiemon (R) and Bandô Mitsugorô I as An no Heibei (L)

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Diptych (two sheets of a pentaptych): 21.4191 (left), 21.4192 (right) MFA impressions: 11.18827 (one sheet, same as 21.4191), 21.4191-2 (two sheets) Main play: Hatsumonbi Kuruwa Soga Additional play, added in the 2nd month: Gonin Otoko Theater: Nakamura


Shunshô ga (on each sheet) 春章画


November 1912, 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.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1780 (An'ei 9), 2nd month

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Catalogue Raisonné

Clark et al, The Actor's Image (1994), #435 (three sheets of the pentaptych)


Hosoban diptych

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Medium or Technique

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