Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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young Mashiba Hideyoshi and Naritaya Sōbei
  • Utagawa Kunisada
    born: Katsushika, Musashi province (present-day Tokyo prefecture), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • young Mashiba Hideyoshi and Naritaya Sōbei, 1830, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1489

Color print of a man and a woman, both wearing long, multi-layered robes in shades of green, blue, and brown. The man is holding a long sword, and both figures are looking down, toward the bottom left corner of the image. There is calligraphy in the top right and bottom left corners of the print. Poems by Bunbunsha, Bunryūsha Masazumi, and Kamenoya Osamaru.