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Actors Sawamura Sôjûrô III as Shigemori, Nakayama Kojûrô as Chidori, and Ichikawa Yaozô III as Yononaka Yoshibei, actually Yoshihira, with chanters Tomimoto Buzendayû and Tomimoto Itsukidayû, and accompanist Namizaki Tokuji

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Kiyonaga ga 清長画


Formerly in the collection of Charles Jacquin; January 21, 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 #274; 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, 1785 (Tenmei 5), 11th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Hirano 1939, #0768; Ukiyo-e shûka 2 (1985), list #10.4, and pl. 70


Vertical ôban; 38.9 x 25.8 cm (15 5/16 x 10 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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