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Shôgatsuya (Actor Sakata Hangorô III as Abe no Munetô), from the series Portraits of Actors on Stage (Yakusha butai no sugata-e)

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Play: Otokoyama O-Edo no Ishizue Theater: Kiri Forms the center sheet of a triptych; 21.6831 is the right sheet.


Toyokuni ga 豊国画


Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極


Formerly in the collection of Charles Jacquin; January 22, 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 #655; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

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William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1794 (Kansei 6), 11th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan 7, Musée Guimet II (1990), ref. photo p. 238; Genshoku 8 (1981), #113; Ukiyo-e taikei 9 (1976), #136; Yoshida, "'Yakusha butai no sugata-e' kenkyû," Ukiyo-e 27 (1966), p. 31, #27; Michener, The Floating World (1954), pl. 59


Vertical ôban; 37.5 x 25.5 cm (14 3/4 x 10 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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