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three actors
  • Utagawa Kunisada
    1786–1864
    born: Katsushika, Musashi province (present-day Tokyo prefecture), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • three actors, 1823, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1494
Description
Literature

Color print of two men and a woman seated in front of a small table, on top of which there is a small lantern. The man and woman seated on either side of the table, facing each other, are wearing long, multi-colored robes, and the man facing the viewer, and between the two other figures, is wearing a long, black and gold striped robe. He is holding a weapon close to his face, in front of his proper right cheek. There is calligraphy in the top left and right corners. Poems by Fukubean Tsurunari and Mikasaan Tsukiyoshi.