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

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Play: Kanadehon Chûshingura Theater: Kawarazaki

Signed

Toyokuni ga 豊国画

Marks

Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1795 (Kansei 7), 5th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shuka 15 (TNM, 1980), p. 213, fig. 29; Yoshida, "'Yakusha butai no sugata-e kenkyû," Ukiyo-e 27 (1966), p. 31, #29

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.8 x 24.5 cm (14 7/8 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.6849

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints