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actors Ichikawa Danjūrō VII and Bandō Zenji
  • Utagawa Kunisada
    born: Katsushika, Musashi province (present-day Tokyo prefecture), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • actors Ichikawa Danjūrō VII and Bandō Zenji, 1823, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 217 x 188 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 85 3/8 x 74 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1483

Color image of two men seated in an interior. There is a man seated in the center of the image, wearing a black and gold, striped robe. He is looking toward a candle in the left side of the image. There is a shorter man next to him, leaning on his proper left shoulder. There is calligraphy throughout the top of the image. Poems by Danjūrō VII and Jingairō Kiyozumi; calligraphy by Danjūrō.