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Actor Nakayama Tomisaburô as a Kamuro Performing a Lion Dance

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Left sheet of incomplete diptych. MFA impressions: 11.16490-1, 21.5833 (left sheet only) Play: Shinobu Koi Suzume no Irodoki (a Tokiwazu dance play) Theater: Kiri

Signed

Sharaku ga 写楽画

Marks

Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極

Provenance

Formerly in the collection of Charles Jacquin; January 20, 1921, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding at January 17-22, 1921 sale of Mr. Charles Jacquin's collection at the Walpole Galleries, New York, lot #34; 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), #089; Ukiyo-e shûka 11 (1979), list #103

Dimensions

Hosoban; 31.4 x 15 cm (12 3/8 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.5833

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints