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Actor Matsumoto Kôshirô VII as Sukeroku, from the series Stars of Kabuki (Rien no hana)

梨園の華 七代目松本幸四郎の助六

Japanese
Taishô era
1920 (Taishô 9)
Artist Yamamura Kôka (Toyonari) (Japanese, 1885–1942), Publisher Watanabe Shôzaburô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Brown et al., Fresh Impressions (2013), cat. 206; The Male Image (Amsterdam, Nihon no hanga exh. cat. 6, 2011), fig. 6; Edo-Tokyo Mus., Edo-Tokyo Mus., Yomigaeru ukiyo-e (Beautiful Shin-hanga, 2009), #2-40

Dimensions

40.5 x 29.5 cm (15 15/16 x 11 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

2012.1169

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print; ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Sukeroku Yukari no Edo-zakura
Theater: Imperial Theater, Tokyo
Date of production: April 1917

Signed

Toyonari ga (in block)
豊成画

Provenance

Between about 1968 and 1978, probably purchased in Lexington, Kentucky by Lawrence S. Thompson; 1986, bequest of Lawrence Thompson to Sarah E. Thompson, Lowell, MA; 2012, year-end gift of Sarah E. Thompson to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 27, 2013)

Credit Line

Gift of Sarah E. Thompson