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Actor Iwai Hanshiró IV as the Pilgrim Otoma

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Play: Matsu wa Misao Onna Kusunoki Theater: Kawarazaki

Signed

Tôshûsai Sharaku ga 東洲斎写楽画

Marks

Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極

Provenance

Formerly in the Sumitomo collection; June 1913, 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), 11th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Dai Sharaku ten (1995), #100; Ukiyo-e shûka 11 (1979), list #115

Dimensions

Hosoban; 32 x 15 cm (12 5/8 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.7263

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints