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The Syllable Ma: Actor Arashi Kichisaburô III as Akagaki Genzô Masakata, from the series Stories of the True Loyalty of the Faithful Samurai (Seichû gishi den)

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Mitate (imaginary performance).

Signed

Nanajûkyû sai Toyokuni hitsu 七十九歳豊国筆

Marks

Censor's seal: Rat 9 aratame Blockcutter's mark: Katada Hori Chô

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock

Japanese, Edo period, 1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 9th month

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.7 x 25.4 cm (14 7/16 x 10 in.)

Accession Number

00.885

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints