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The Actor Bando Hikosaburo in the role of Asahi na Saburo Breaking Open the Castle Door

Artist:
Okumura Masanobu (Japanese, 1686–1764)
Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
ca. 1730
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
12 7/32 x 5 31/32 in. (31.1 x 15.2 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Francis Lathrop Collection, Purchase, Frederick C. Hewitt Fund, 1911
Accession Number:
JP686
Not on view
Signature: Wa Gako (Japanese artist) Okumura Masanobu sho hitsu (true brush)

Inscription: At the bottom of the print. Consists of the signature and imprint (Okumura was both artist and publisher) and the statement that Beni-e and Etoshi (a Chinese paper of pink color) could be bought at wholesale at the Etoiya (wholesale picture house) at the sign of the red gourd in Tori Shio cho (street).
Francis Lathrop , Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey (until d. 1909). ; Estate of Francis Lathrop , New York (until 1911; sold to MMA).
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