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pentaptych of five figures
  • Umekuni Toyokawa
    active 1816–1826
    active: Japan
  • pentaptych of five figures, early 1800s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 367 x 255 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 14 7/16 x 10 1/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 367 x 255 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 14 7/16 x 10 1/16 in
  • Gift of Dr. J. E. Val-Mejias
  • Not on display
  • 2005.0205.a

Single figure with simplified background. Vertical orientation, rectangular image. Figure, possibly actor, fills center of composition in active pose. He holds a large stick and wears a plaid-patterned outer robe with a red and white striped sash, black robe, and scarf on head. Bare feet. Background of grass, flowers, and haystacks, possibly a stage set. Abstracted clouds at top. Inscription at top left and bottom right. Vibrant colors include blue, yellow, green, red, black, and peach.