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Line up of five actors as "rough" popular heroes. Colour woodcut by Kuniaki, 1862.

  • Utagawa, Kuniaki, 1835-1888.
Date
Month 2, 1862
Reference
35188i
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Description

Half-length figures

Actors depicted and patterns on costumes (from left to right of complete triptych): Ichimura Uzaemon (thunder and lightening: chrysanthemum tattoo); Seki Sanjūrō (eagle attacking song bird); Nakamura Shikan (mythic dog and storm clouds); Iwai Kumesaburō (heavenly constellation); Kawarasaki Gonjūrō (dragon)

Publication/Creation

Edo [Tokyo] : [publisher not identified], Month 2, 1862.

Physical description

1 print : woodcut, printed in colours

Lettering

Kuniaki-ga

Lettering note

Bears publisher's mark, block cutter's mark, censor's seal and actor's role

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 35188i

Type/Technique

Languages

  • Japanese



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