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The Old Story of the Female Seigen (Mukashigatari Onna Seigen): Actors Iwai Kumesaburô III as Hanako no mae, later Seigen-ni (R), and Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Yoshida Matsuwakamaru (L)

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Diptych: 17.3216.6 (left), 17.3216.7 (right) MFA impressions: 11.39062a-c (complete triptych, key block), 11.43775a-b (two left sheets, color), 17.3216.6-7 (two left sheets, color)

Signed

Ôju Toyokuni ga (on right sheet), Hanmoto no ôju Toyokuni ga (on left sheet) 応需豊国画 梓元の応需豊国画

Marks

Censors' seals: Muramatsu, Yoshimura No blockcutter's mark

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1847 (Kôka 4), 2nd month

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych

Accession Number

17.3216.6-7

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints