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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.c
Description

Single figure with simplified background. Vertical orientation, rectangular image. Figure, possibly actor, fills center of composition, dressed in multiple layers of elaborate robes. Outer robe has floral pattern. Figure holds walking stick and wears a large black hat. Background of grass, flowers, and haystacks, possibly a stage set. Abstracted clouds at top. Inscription at top and bottom left. Colors include blue, peach, green, yellow, and black.