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actors Onow Kikugoro III and Ichikawa Monnosuke III in thunderstorm on banks of Sumida River
  • Utagawa Kunisada
    1786–1864
    born: Katsushika, Musashi province (present-day Tokyo prefecture), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • actors Onow Kikugoro III and Ichikawa Monnosuke III in thunderstorm on banks of Sumida River, 1820s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: each: 387.4 x 266.7 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: each: 15 1/4 x 10 1/2 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 25 in
  • Gift of H. Lee Turner
  • Not on display
  • 1968.0001.257.a,b
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Diptych.
a: A man in gray robes stands in the center, holding a yellow umbrella over his head. He has a scarf on his head and his rubes are tucked up to his waist. The lower third of the paper is plain. The center ground has yellowish water, a yellow boat at left, green trees and a yellow building compound. The top third is gray, rainy sky with zigzags of orange lightning. In the upper left is a billow of black and gray smoke.

b: A woman kneels in the center, trying to raise a yellow umbrella. She is in gray and white robes. Above her head is the rest of the black and gray swirling cloud on which sits a fox with long hair, human arms and green and pink robes with white streamers. There is water in the middle grond with a small yellow boat at left, yellow houses and green trees on the far shore. The sky is gray streaked and rainy, with two flashes of pink lightning.