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Toyohara Kunichika, Japanese, (1835–1900)
The Drinker, c. 1880's
Ink on Paper
36.8 cm x 69 cm (14 1/2 in. x 27 3/16 in.)


Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Period: Meiji (Japan, 1869-1912)
Credit Line: Purchased with funds from the Aoki Endowment for Japanese Arts and Cultures
Accession Number: 2001.2.34


Edition
Fine impression with gauffrage.

Marks
There are eight signatures and text blocks on the piece.

Medium
Colored ink woodblock on off-white paper. Oban triptych.

Object Description
Meiji period color woodblock triptych with two scenes of the kabuki actor Ichikawa Sadanji I. In one he is dressed as a low caste Samurai drinking from a bamboo handled water ladle, in the other he is costumed as a high class bijin.

Publisher
Fukuda Kumajiro.

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