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Utagawa Kunisada (aka Toyokuni III), Japanese, (1786–1864)
Parody of 36 Poets: Actor Bando Shuka I as Poet Toneri Sakuramaru, 1852
Ink and colors on paper
14 3/16 x 10 in. (36 x 25 cm)

Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Frederick S. Bailey
Accession Number: 2017.1.15

From the series "Mitate Sanju Rokkasen no Uchi" ("Allusion to Thirty-six Poets"). The actor Bando Shuka I is depicted in the role of Toneri Sakuramaru.

Signed, "Toyokuni ga"

Inks and colors on paper; woodblock print.

Object Description
Three-quarter view portrait of the actor in the role of the poet. We see the actor from the waist up, looking at the viewer, head tilted slightly to the left. In the background, are flowering trees with white and pink blossoms, mountains and sky with a blue horizontal streak in the midst of white, both above and below it.

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