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Actor Iwai Shijaku I as Hisamatsu

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Right sheet of incomplete diptych. Play: Some Moyô Imose no Kadomatsu Theater: Kyoto, Kita


Shunkôsai Hokuei 春江斎北英


Spring 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan; 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, 1832 (Tenpô 3), 11th month

Object Place

Osaka, Japan

Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 100; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 2 (1998), #301; Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan 5, Victoria and Albert Museum II (1987), pl. 152


Vertical ôban; 36.7 x 24.8 cm (14 7/16 x 9 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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