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No. 16, Sekiya: Actor Sawamura Tanosuke II, from the series Fifty-four Chapters of Edo Purple (Edo murasaki gojûyo-jô)

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Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (main image); Monjin Sadayuki ga (background) 豊国画(年玉枠)、門人貞幸画

Marks

Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Murata, Rat 8 Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take 改印: 子八、村田、衣笠 彫師: 彫竹

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock

Japanese, Edo period, 1852 (Kaei 5), 8th month

Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

00.879

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints