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Plum: Actors Arashi Kichisaburô III as Tôken Gonbei, Comparable to Yang Zhi (Yôshi ni hisu) (R); Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Danshichi Kurobei, Comparable to Ruan Xiaoer (Genshôji hisu) (C); and Iwai Kumesaburô III as Yakko no Koman, Comparable to Little Sanni

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Triptych: 00.921 (right), 00.922 (center), 00.955 (left) MFA impressions: 00.921VR (00.921, 00.922, 00.955), 11.15474 (right sheet only), 11.29736VR (11.29736, 11.42436, 11.42437)

Signed

Konomi ni makase Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet) 任好豊国画(年玉枠)

Marks

Censor's seal: Goat 8 aratame Blockcutter's mark: Yokokawa Hori Take 改印: 未八改 彫師: 横川彫竹

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock

Japanese, Edo period, 1859 (Ansei 6), 8th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Iwakiri et al., Edo no eiyû II (2010), #48 (C only); Kokubungaku kenkyû shiryôkan, ed., Zusetsu mitate to yatsushi (2008), pp. 82-5, cat. nos. 73 (R), 74 (C), 75 (L)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

00.921, 00.922, 00.955

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints