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Four actors as ruffians against a check background. Colour woodcut by Kunisada I, 1858.

  • Utagawa, Toyokuni, 1786-1865.
Date
Month 6, 1858
Reference
35795i
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Description

The check cloth pattern of the background sets the figures off well

Three of the characters display elaborate tattoos; the figure in the top right holds a fire brigade's standard

Half-length figures

Publication/Creation

Edo [Tokyo] : [publisher not identified], Month 6, 1858.

Physical description

1 print : woodcut, printed in colours

Lettering

Toyokuni-ga

Notes

Modern four heroes returning from Ōyama

Lettering note

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

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 35795i

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Languages

  • Japanese


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