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King Raryō
  • Totoya Hokkei
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo) Japan
  • King Raryō, circa early 1830s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 210 x 180 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 82 5/8 x 70 7/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1422

Color print of a man wearing a multi-colored costume and matching mask over his face. He is standing in the left side of the print, and holding a stick in his proper right hand. There is calligraphy along the right side of the image. A trail of fabric from his costume is dragging on the ground into the right side of the print. Poem by Ganjōtei Shirataka.