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Actor Ichimura Tamagashiwa as Masaki no mae

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Both the signature and seal are unclear and could be interpreted as either "Kiyonobu" or "Kiyomasu." It is possible that the print was originally designed by Kiyonobu for a performance of 1715 and re-issued for a reprise performance of 1718, with the signature and seal altered to look like...

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Signed

Torii Kiyonobu (?)

Marks

Artist's seal: Kiyomasu (?)

Provenance

Purchased December 2, 1902, source unknown. Formerly in the collection of Prince Konoe, Kyoto.

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund

Japanese, Edo period, 1715 (Kyôhô 3), 11th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 0058; Clark, Morse, Virgin, and Hockley, Dawn of the Floating World (2000-1), #38; Ukiyo-e shûka 1 (1983), pl. 18

Dimensions

Vertical ô-ôban; 56.4 x 32.5cm (22 3/16 x 12 13/16in.)

Accession Number

02.848

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (tan-e); ink on paper, with hand-applied color

Collections

Asia

Classifications

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