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Ichikawa Danjūrō VII as Soga no Gorō
  • Utagawa Kunisada
    born: Katsushika, Musashi province (present-day Tokyo prefecture), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • Ichikawa Danjūrō VII as Soga no Gorō, 1821 or 1822, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 211 x 186 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 83 1/16 x 73 1/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1477

Color print of a fighting man, who is wearing a long, printed robe that is decorated in shades of blue, red, and green. There are swords tucked into the man's belt, and he is holding his arms in front of his chest as though he is prepared to fight. There is calligraphy along the left and right sides of the print. Poem by Danjūrō VII and Tōtōtei Saiba.