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One figure sits above looking below at another figure wearing a hat. Both figures are dressed in orange, yellow, and black.

A woman is sitting in the windowsill with her hair tied back and wearing layered orange and yellow patterned clothing. She gestures towards the interior as she looks at the figure below. To the right of the window are several lines of large Japanese script. The lower figure wears a large round straw hat and layered black, yellow, and orange patterned clothing decorated with flowers and a large design of a moth. There is another line of Japanese script along the right, as well as black stamp and a small red stamp in the bottom right corner.

Identification and Creation

Object Number
Okumura Toshinobu 奥村利信, Japanese (active 1717 - 1750)
Actors Segawa Kikujirō as Yaoya Oshichi and Sanjō Kantarō II as Koshō Kichisaburō
Other Titles
Transliterated Title: Segawa Kikujiro (Yaoya Oshichi), Sanjo Kantarō (Koshō Kichisaburō)
Work Type
Edo period, 1732
Creation Place: East Asia, Japan
Edo period, 1615-1868
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Physical Descriptions

Woodblock print; ink, hand-applied color, and metallic pigment on paper
Paper: H. 31.4 cm x W. 15.3 cm (12 3/8 x 6 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: (printed) Eshi Okumura Toshinobu hitsu
  • collector's mark: Collector's seal: Hayashi Tadamasa

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of the Friends of Arthur B. Duel
Accession Year
Object Number
Asian and Mediterranean Art

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Publication History

  • Narazaki Muneshige, Ukiyo-e shuka [Collection of the Masterpieces of Ukiyo-e Prints in Museums] Volume 8: Foggu Bijutsukan [Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University], Neruson Bijutsukan [Nelson Atkins Museum]..., Shogaku-kan (Tokyo, Japan, 1980 [Showa 55]), Color Plate 042; p. 89 (entry p. 182)
  • Marie Culver, "Surimono Analysis of Metals and Examination of Techniques Used in Japanese Prints" (thesis (certificate in conservation), Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, May 1984), Unpublished, pp. 1-30 passim

Exhibition History

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