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The Chivalrous Commoner Tohei lifting sandal to strike
  • Utagawa Kunisada II
    active: Japan
  • The Chivalrous Commoner Tohei lifting sandal to strike, 1865, 2nd month, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Series actor Bandō Hikosaburō V as Ukiyo Tohei, the Chivalrous Commoner, in kabuki performance of 1865
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 362 x 228.6 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 14 1/4 x 9 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of H. Lee Turner
  • Not on display
  • 1968.0001.142

Upper half of actor Bandō Hikosaburō V (1832-1877) fills the page. He is wearing a blue and white robe, and is holding a geta in his right hand above his head. The background is dark gray with sumi tenbohashi. From the play Sakura Matahei which played at the Ichimuraza in Edo from 29.1.1865.