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

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Play: Hana Ayame Bunroku Soga Theater: Miyako

Signed

Toyokuni ga 豊国画

Marks

Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極

Provenance

Formerly in the Sumitomo collection; June 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Yamanaka & Co.; 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), 5th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shuka 15 (TNM, 1980), p. 211, fig.4; Ukiyo-e taikei 9 (1976), #12; Yoshida, "'Yakusha butai no sugata-e' kenkyû," Ukiyo-e 27 (1966), p. 30, #4

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.5 x 25.7 cm (14 3/4 x 10 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.6971

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints