Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

Actor Portrait
  • Toyohara Kunichika
    1835–1900
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • Actor Portrait, circa 1880s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 355.6 x 250.8 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 14 x 9 7/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of H. Lee Turner
  • Not on display
  • 1968.0001.276
Description

Polyptych section. Two figures. The top figure is in a purple robe and a green and purple outer garment. The lower figure is in a brown robe with yellow trim and a pale blue outer garment with a white leaf design. This man has very wide, pointed shoulders. The background is red. Kabuki scene. Crests of kabuki actor Nakamura Kanzaburō.