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actors in roles as the ghosts of Kamata Matahachi and Kikuno
  • Utagawa Kunisada
    1786–1864
    born: Katsushika, Musashi province (present-day Tokyo prefecture), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • actors in roles as the ghosts of Kamata Matahachi and Kikuno, 1855, 7th month, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: each: 358.8 x 254 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: each: 14 1/8 x 10 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 36 in
  • Gift of H. Lee Turner
  • Not on display
  • 1968.0001.262.a,b,c
Description
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Exhibitions

Triptych.
a: Right section. Figure in red and black trimmed with yellow, cowering on a rug or bed, which is red trimmed with patterned blue. There is a large, white lamp in the red stand in the upper right. The floor is green and the wall is black.

b: Center section. Two ghosts arising from one stem, tied together at waists, wearing pale blue robes, facing opposite directions, splashed with blood. The floor is green and the walls are black. There is a low orange tabe with yellow floral pattern in the lower left.

c: Left section. Full length view of man standing, pulling out a sword. The man is wearing a black robe with a blue floral print on white and a red sash. The floor is green and the wall is black. There is part of a low, orange table in the lower right.