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Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (aka Yoshitoshi), Japanese, (1839–1892)
Fashionable Davallias of Actors, 1862
Ink on Paper
14 in. x 9 5/8 in. (355.6 mm x 244.48 mm)


Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Period: Edo (Japan, 1615-1868)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer
Accession Number: 93.3.24


Alternate Title: Fuga wazaogi Shinobu

Commentary
Yoshitoshi was friends with many Kabuki actors and did such portrait prints for sale to theater fans.  The artistic style of this image, with the angular facial features and patterned background are typical of Kuniyoshi's studio where Yoshitoshi learned printmaking. One panel of a triptych.

Marks
On mat, in pencil: Marer 381. Description on verso of mat. Signed: Ikkaisai Yoshitoshi ga. Artist's seal: Kiri. Carver: Fuka hori Naga. Censor's seal: Aratame and date (Inu-go) on single seal.

Medium
Colored ink woodblock on paper; oban.

Object Description
Edo period Japanese color woodblock print with an image of a portrait of a man.

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