Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

Banzui'in Chobei from play "Mirror of Good and Evil Human Devils"
  • Toyohara Kunichika
    1835–1900
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • Banzui'in Chobei from play "Mirror of Good and Evil Human Devils", 1860, 12th month, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 350 x 241 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 370 x 256 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 3/4 x 9 1/2 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 14 9/16 x 10 1/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 16 in
  • Museum purchase: Lucy Shaw Schultz Fund
  • Not on display
  • 1996.0056
Description

Vertical composition of a kabuki actor. Actor fills the composition, his sword drawn, and stretching from the top left to the center right. His hair is wild, and he wears a robe decorated with text. Cartouches with text, and seals at the upper right.