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An actor as a swordsmith forging a sword. Colour woodcut by Kunisada I, 1858.

Utagawa, Toyokuni, 1786-1865.
Date
1858
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About this work

Description

A sacred rope hangs across the top of the print

The swordsmith kneels at his anvil, holding a sword blade on it with tongs as he prepares to strike it; he wears formal dress appropriate to his rank as a master swordsmith

Whole-length figures

Publication/Creation

Edo [Tokyo] : [publisher not identified], Month 2, 1858.

Physical description

1 print : woodcut, printed in colours

Lettering

Toyokuni-ga

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 35999i

Lettering note

Bears censor's seal and actor's role

Type/Technique

Languages

  • Japanese


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