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Actor Arashi Ryûzô II as Teraoka Heiemon

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A genuine print by Shun'ei, revamped as a fake Sharaku. MFA impressions: 21.5965 (with added mica and false Sharaku signature), 21.6025 Play: Kanadehon Chûshingura Theater: Miyako

Signed

False signature: Tôshûsai Sharaku ga

Marks

False publisher's mark and censor's seal

Provenance

May 1913, 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, 1795 (Kansei 7), 4th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 9 (1981), pl. 20 (different colors); Ukiyo-e taikei 3 (1976), #195

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37 x 21.6 cm (14 9/16 x 8 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

21.5965

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints