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Scene from a Drama

Artist:
Okumura Masanobu (Japanese, 1686–1764)
Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
1710–13
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
10 3/8 x 13 27/32 in. (26.4 x 35.2 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1918
Accession Number:
JP550
Not on view
Signature: None. From a folding album only on the end sheet, JP 539.

Inscription: Inscriptions written by a former owner on or about 1779 identify the actor at the right as "Mihogi" and the actor at the left correctly as "Ganso" (literally "originator," i.e. the first of the name) Nakamura Shichisaburo. The actor holding the puppets is not named.
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