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Kanagawa eki; preparatory drawing for a print
  • Utagawa Kunisada
    1786–1864
    born: Katsushika, Musashi province (present-day Tokyo prefecture), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • Kanagawa eki; preparatory drawing for a print, 1800s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Tōkaidō gojūsan tsugi no uchi (53 Stations of the Tokaido)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • ink, brush on paper
  • Paper Type: laid
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 37.1 x 25.8 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 14.61 x 10.16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 38.3 x 27.5 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 15 1/16 x 10 13/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Museum purchase: Weare-West deaccession funds
  • Not on display
  • 1983.0117
Description
Exhibitions

Bust-view of fierce actor (Samurai figure) with curling hair in front of landscape background of pines and rooftops under mountain peaks in ink wash. Outline drawing, with kanji/kana notaions of color instructions in various sections, and occasional color such as dark brown-red face and hands and blue on part of the robe. Ink note in bottom right quadrant.