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The Chivalrous Commoner Tohei at house of assignation
  • Utagawa Kunisada II
    1823–1880
    active: Japan
  • The Chivalrous Commoner Tohei at house of assignation, 1865, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Series of actor Bandō Hikosaburō V as Ukiyo Tohei, in kabuki performance of 1865
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 352.4 x 238.1 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 13 7/8 x 9 3/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of H. Lee Turner
  • Not on display
  • 1968.0001.140
Description

Bandō Hikosaburō V (1832-77) stands at enterance to house in Yoshiwara. In his hand he holds a tray with broken sakazuki and a geta. He glances to his right.