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#7 Sawamura Tosshō II as Nezumi Bozu the Rat Priest
  • Utagawa Kunisada II
    active: Japan
  • #7 Sawamura Tosshō II as Nezumi Bozu the Rat Priest, 1862, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Untitled kabuki series
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 355.6 x 241.3 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 14 x 9 1/2 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of Rose K. Auerbach
  • Not on display
  • 1967.0029

Sawamura Tosshō II in purple and white striped kimono (with kesa) of monk, and holding a sutra. Actors crests seen under garment. He has a sword at his left side. He holds an open scroll with calligraphy in his hands. The scene is in a forest at night. Cartouche with many kiku flowers.