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Tachibanaya (Actor Ichikawa Yaozô III as the Fisherman Sazanami no Tatsugorô), 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 right sheet of a triptych; 21.6850 is the center sheet.


Toyokuni ga 豊国画


Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極


Formerly in the collection of Arthur Davison Ficke; February 10, 1920, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding at Ficke sale; 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/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 7, Musée Guimet II (1990), pl. 89; Genshoku Ukiyo-e dai hyakka jiten 8 (1981), #112; Yoshida, "'Yakusha butai no sugata-e' kenkyû," Ukiyo-e 27 (1966), p. 31, #44


Vertical ôban; 38.6 x 24.8 cm (15 3/16 x 9 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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