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Hamamuraya (Actor Segawa Kikunojô III as the Shirabyôshi Dancer Hisakata), from the series Portraits of Actors on Stage (Yakusha butai no sugata-e)

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Play: Ôshukubai no Hatsune Theater: Miyako

Signed

Toyokuni ga 豊国画

Marks

Censor's seal: kiwame Collector's seal: Hayashi Tadamasa 改印: 極

Provenance

Purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from W. L. Keane collection (#367); 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

Genshoku Ukiyo-e dai hyakka jiten 8 (1981), #116; Ukiyo-e shuka 15 (TNM, 1980), p. 212, fig. 16; Yoshida, "'Yakusha butai no sugata-e kenkyû," Ukiyo-e 27 (1966), p. 30, #16

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.9 x 25.1 cm (14 15/16 x 9 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.6830

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints