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Actor Portraits


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Hirosada has divided the standard "chuban" (half-size) format into four "koban" (small-size) bust portraits. Although the play has yet to be identified, the actors are depicted against a tarnished silver background with their role names written in cursive characters above.
Provenance Robert S. Shaull [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1990, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Hirosada
Credit Bequest of Robert S. Shaull, 1990

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Period
ca. 1847-52 (late Edo)
Medium
mulberry paper, color, ink
(Prints)
Accession Number
95.312
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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