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Actor Ôtani Tokuji as the Footman (Yakko) Sodesuke

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Play: Hana Ayame Bunroku Soga Theater: Miyako

Signed

Tôshûsai Sharaku ga 東洲斎写楽画

Marks

Censor's seal: kiwame Collectors' seals: Wakai Oyaji, ? 改印: 極

Provenance

September 1912, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Yamanaka & Co.; 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, 1794 (Kansei 6), 5th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Dai Sharaku ten (1995), #009; Ukiyo-e shûka 11 (1979), list #011

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.5 x 25.2 cm (14 3/4 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.7250

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints