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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.e
Description

Single figure with simplified background. Vertical orientation, rectangular image. Figure, possibly actor, fills center of composition wearing multiple layers of robes and carrying a small child on back, and child's toy at upper right. Outer robe is green with abstracted pattern, obi is patterned as well. Background of grass and flowers, possibly a stage set. Abstracted clouds at top. Inscription at top left and bottom left. Colors include green, peach, yellow, blue, and black.