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The Newly-Arrived Osaka Actor Arashi Rikan II as Takachi Mitsuhide
  • Utagawa Kuniyoshi
    1797–1861
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • The Newly-Arrived Osaka Actor Arashi Rikan II as Takachi Mitsuhide, circa mid 1830s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Kudari Arashi Rinkan: Takachi Mitsuhide
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 375 x 254 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 14 3/4 x 10 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Museum purchase: Patrons and Benefactors Fund
  • Not on display
  • 1975.0009
Description

The actor Arashi Rinkan II stands in a dramatic pose, ready to draw his sword. He is wearing a gold and black costume with tassels along the bottom edge. His feet are oddly positioned with one of his feet turned almost completely backward. There are leaves behind him, and part of the moon at the UL corner. Bamboo lance appears from center left. Part of polyptych.