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The votive tablet with masks of kabuki actors taken at face value
(Ataru hōnō negai ogakumen 当ル奉納願お賀久面)
(c. 1848-1849)

Medium
colour woodblock (triptych)
Measurements
(a-c) 35.5 × 72.8 cm (image) (overall) 35.6 × 73.5 cm (sheet) (overall)
Place/s of Execution
Japan
Inscription
(a) printed in ink (in image) u.r.: 当ル奉納願お賀久面
printed in ink (in image) (in Japanese characters) c.r.-l.r.: (Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi gi ga)
stamped in red ink (in image) l.r.: (Yoshi kiri)
printed in ink (in image) (in Japanese characters) u.r.: (censor's seal) / (censor's seal)
printed in ink (in image) (in Japanese characters) l.c.: (publisher's mark)
(b) printed in ink (in image) (in Japanese characters) u.r.: (censor's seal) / (censor's seal)
printed in ink (in image) (in Japanese characters) l.r.: (Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi gi ga)
stamped in red ink (in image) l.r.: (Yoshi kiri)
(c) printed in ink (in image) (in Japanese characters) u.r.: (censor's seal) / (censor's seal)
printed in ink (in image) (in Japanese characters) l.r.: (publisher's mark)
printed in ink (in image) (in Japanese characters) l.l.: (Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi ga)
stamped in red ink (in image) l.l.: (Yoshi kiri)
Accession Number
2011.95.a-c
Department
Asian Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, NGV Asian Art Acquisition Fund, 2011
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of The Gordon Darling Foundation
Gallery location
Level 1, NGV International