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Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Japanese, (1797–1861)
A Kabuki Actor as Nagamune Taro Nagata, c. 1847-52
Ink on Paper
14 7/8 in. x 10 in. (377.83 mm x 254 mm)


Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Period: Edo (Japan, 1615-1868)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer
Accession Number: 93.3.12


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Medium
Colored ink on paper; woodblock print.

Object Description
Edo period color woodblock print with an image of a kabuki actor. The actor is wrapped in colorful layers of clothing that emphasize the coldness of the weather and focus attention on his form. Overhead geese are migrating south, and a poem about the season is elegantly inscribed. This print probably was part of a diptych.

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