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Yamatoya (Actor Iwai Hanshirô IV as Kikusui), from the series Portraits of Actors on Stage (Yakusha butai no sugata-e)

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MFA impressions: 11.13581, 21.6968 Play: Matsu wa Misao Onna Kusunoki Theater: Kawarazaki

Signed

Toyokuni ga 豊国画

Marks

Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極

Provenance

Purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from W. L. Keane collection (#221); 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), 11th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan 7, Musée Guimet II (1990), pl. 88; Ukiyo-e shuka 15 (TNM, 1980), p. 212, fig. 20; Ukiyo-e taikei 9 (1976), #128; Yoshida, "'Yakusha butai no sugata-e kenkyû," Ukiyo-e 27 (1966), p. 30, #20

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.9 x 24.4 cm (14 1/2 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.6968

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints