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Sawamura Tanosuke: Kyō no kimi jitsu O-asa musume wa Shinobu (Sawamura Tanosuke in the role of Shinobu, the daughter of O-asa imitating kyô no kimi)
  • Utagawa Kunisada II
    1823–1880
    active: Japan
  • Sawamura Tanosuke: Kyō no kimi jitsu O-asa musume wa Shinobu (Sawamura Tanosuke in the role of Shinobu, the daughter of O-asa imitating kyô no kimi), 1863, 2nd month, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 352.4 x 245.7 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 13 7/8 x 9 5/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of H. Lee Turner
  • Not on display
  • 1968.0001.141
Description
Literature

Sawamura Tanosuke as Kyō no kimi and Gonjūrō as Benhei. Benhei threatens to draw sword as Kyō no kimi cowers in fear. Striking facial expression.
Top half of woman in the lower left, wearing blue robes with light red trim. She is looking over her shoulder to a man in the upper right. He has a red and blue painted face, a huge head piece, green robes and is holding the handle of his sword. The background is dark, blue gray.