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Private Performance of Women's Kabuki

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Tetraptych (four right sheets of pentaptych), from left: 21.7481, 21.7482, 21.7483, 21.7484 There are at least seven interchangeable sheets (11.13503, 11.13519, 11.13520, 11.13523, 11.13550, 11.13590, another illustrated in Ukiyo-e taikei 9) depicting different performances, any one of which can...

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Signed

Toyokuni ga (on each sheet) 豊国画

Marks

Censor's seal: kiwame (on each sheet) 改印: 極

Provenance

Purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from W. L. Keane collection (#357); 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, 1789–1801 (Kansei era)

Object Place

Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 11, Museo d'Arte Orientale, Genoa, II (1989), pl. 39; Ukiyo-e taikei 9 (1976), pls. 91-7 (complete pentaptych, with Dôjô-ji, plus extra sheets for Sanbasô and Kusazuribiki)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban tetraptych; 39 x 102.7 cm (15 3/8 x 40 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.7481-4

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints