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Shima Province: (Actor Asao Okuyama III as) the Footman (Yakko) Tobahei, No. 8 from the series The Glories of the Provinces of Japan (Kunizukushi Yamato meiyo)

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It is not clear whether the artist who signed the inset is the same Kunimasu who was a pupil of Toyokuni I in the 1820s, or whether this is a later artist using the same name.

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (main image); Kunimasu ga (inset) 豊国画(年玉枠)、国益画

Marks

Censors' seals: Murata, Kinugasa, Rat 12 Blockcutter's mark: Hori Ta

Credit Line

Gift of Lucy Truman Aldrich

Japanese, Edo period, 1852 (Kaei 5), 12th month

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 24.7 x 18.2 cm (9 3/4 x 7 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

47.1711.3

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints