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Actor Onoe Kikugorô III as the Ghost of Oiwa (third state)

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Play: Irohagana Yotsuya Kaidan Theater: Kado According to Keyes, the print is known in at least three states. In the first and second states, the inscription is printed in silver; in the third state, it is black. The first state has a black background. MFA impressions: 11.35347 (second state),...

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Shunkôsai Hokushû ga 春好斎北洲画


January 1914, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Ito; 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, 1826 (Bunsei 9), 1st month

Object Place

Osaka, Japan

Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan..." (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 95; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 1 (1997), #165 (second state); Keyes 1973, #216 and pl. 34 (first state); Addiss, Japanese Ghosts and Demons (1985, 2005), p. 30


Vertical ôban; 36.5 x 25.8 cm (14 3/8 x 10 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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