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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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Toyokuni ga (on each sheet) 豊国画


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


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.

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William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1789–1801 (Kansei era)

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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)


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

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Medium or Technique

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