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Portraits of kabuki actors
(c. 1848)

Medium
album: colour woodblock, 49 prints, wood, paper, silk and gold leaf cover, glue and concertina binding
Measurements
22.9 × 15.8 cm (image) 25.0 × 17.2 cm (sheet) 25.3 × 17.5 × 2.7 cm (closed) 22.9 × 350.0 × 55.0 cm (open)
Place/s of Execution
Osaka, Japan
Inscription
(print no. 1) printed in ink (in Japanese characters) (in image) u.r.: Kunimasu (artist's seal)
(print no. 2) printed in ink (in Japanese characters) (in image) u.r. Hirosada (artist's seal)
(print no. 3) printed in ink (in Japanese characters) (in image) c.l.: Hirosada (artist's seal)
(print no. 4) printed in ink (in Japanese characters) (in image) u.l.: Kunimasu (artist's seal)
(print no. 5) printed in ink (in Japanese characters) (in image) u.r.: Kunimasu (artist's seal)
(print no. 6) printed in ink (in Japanese characters) (in image) u.r.: Kunimasu (artist's seal)
(print no. 7) printed in ink (in Japanese characters) (in image) u.l.: Hirosada (artist's seal)
(print no. 9) printed in ink (in Japanese characters) (in image) c.l.: Hirosada (artist's seal)
(print no. 10) printed in ink (in Japanese characters) (in image) c.l.: Hirosada (artist's seal)
(print no. 11) printed in ink (in Japanese characters) (in image) c.l.: Hirosada (artist's seal)
printed in ink (in Japanese characters) (in image) u.r.: Hirosada (artist's seal)
(print no. 12) printed in ink (in Japanese characters) (in image) c.l.: Hirosada (artist's seal)
printed in ink (in Japanese characters) (in image) c.l.: Hirosada (artist's seal)
(print no. 13) printed in ink (in Japanese characters) (in image) c.r.: Hirosada (artist's seal)
(print no. 14) printed in ink (in Japanese characters) (in image) c.l.: Hirosada (artist's seal)
(print no. 15) printed in ink (in Japanese characters) (in image) u.r.: Hirosada (artist's seal)
printed in ink (in Japanese characters) (in image) u.r.: Hirosada (artist's seal)
printed in ink (in Japanese characters) (in image) u.l.: Hirosada (artist's seal)
printed in ink (in image) (in Japanese characters) u.r.: Hirosada (artist's seal)
(print no. 16) printed in ink (in Japanese characters) (in image) u.l.: Hirosada (artist's seal)
(print no. 17) printed in ink (in Japanese characters) (in image) u.l.: Hirosada (artist's seal)
printed in ink (in Japanese characters) (in image) u.l.: Hirosada (artist's seal)
printed in ink (in Japanese characters) (in image) u.r.: Hirosada (artist's seal)
(print no. 18) printed in ink (in Japanese characters) (in image) c.r.: Hirosada (artist's seal)
(print no. 19 l.) printed in ink (in Japanese characters) (in image) u.l.: Hirosada (artist's seal)
(print no. 19 r.) printed in ink (in Japanese characters) (in image) u.l.: Hirosada (artist's seal)
(print no. 20) printed in ink (in Japanese characters) (in image) u.r.: Hirosada (artist's seal)
(print no. 21) printed in ink (in Japanese characters) (in image) u.r.: Hirosada (artist's seal)
(print no. 22) printed in ink (in Japanese characters) (in image) c.l.: Hirosada (artist's seal)
(print no. 23) printed in ink (in Japanese characters) (in image) c.l.: Hirosada (artist's seal)
(print no. 24) printed in ink (in Japanese characters) (in image) u.l.: Kunishige (artist's seal)
(print no. 25 l.) printed in ink (in Japanese characters) (in image) u.r.: Kunishige (artist's seal)
(print no. 25 r.) printed in ink (in Japanese characters) (in image) u.l.: Kunishige (artist's seal)
(print no. 26) printed in ink (in Japanese characters) (in image) c.r.: Hirosada (artist's seal)
(print no. 27) printed in ink (in Japanese characters) (in image) l.r.: Hirosada (artist's seal)
(print no. 28) printed in ink (in Japanese characters) (in image) u.l.: Masunibu (artist's seal)
(print no. 29) printed in ink (in Japanese characters) (in image) u.l.: Masunibu (artist's seal)
(print no. 30) printed in ink (in Japanese characters) (in image) u.r. Hirosada (artist's seal)
(print no. 31) printed in ink (in Japanese characters) (in image) u.r.: Hirosada (artist's seal)
(print no. 32) printed in ink (in Japanese characters) (in image) u.l.: Kunishige (artist's seal)
(print no. 33) printed in ink (in Japanese characters) (in image) u.l.: Kunishige (artist's seal)
(print no. 34 l.) printed in ink (in Japanese characters) (in image) u.r.: Hirosada (artist's seal)
(print no. 34 c.) printed in ink (in Japanese characters) (in image) u.r.: Hirosada (artist's seal)
(print no. 34 r.) printed in ink (in Japanese characters) (in image) u.r.: Hirosada (artist's seal)
(print no. 35 l.) printed in ink (in Japanese characters) (in image) c.r.: Hirosada (artist's seal)
(print no. 35 c.) printed in ink (in Japanese characters) (in image) u.r.: Hirosada (artist's seal)
(print no. 35 r.) printed in ink (in Japanese characters) (in image) u.r.: Hirosada (artist's seal)
(print no. 36) printed in ink (in Japanese characters) (in image) u.l.: Kunishige (artist's seal)
Accession Number
AS10-1992
Department
Asian Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1992
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of The Gordon Darling Foundation
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
Portraits of kabuki actors. An album of 49 woodblock prints.