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Takinoya (Actor Ichikawa Monnosuke II as Soga no Jûrô), from the series Portraits of Actors on Stage (Yakusha butai no sugata-e)

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MFA impressions: 11.25331, 21.6967 Play: Gohiiki no Hana Aikyô Soga Theater: Kawarazaki


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 #651; 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), 1st month

Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan 12, Berlin (1987), pl. 118; Genshoku Ukiyo-e dai hyakka jiten 8 (1981), #111; Uk. shuka 15 (TNM, 1980), p. 211, fig. 1; Ukiyo-e taikei 9 (1976), #126; Yoshida, "'Yakusha butai no sugata-e' kenkyû," Ukiyo-e 27 (1966), p. 31, #1


Vertical ôban; 37.7 x 25.3 cm (14 13/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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