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Three Actors from the play  二十四時改正新話 Nijyūyonji kaisei shinwa (New Story of Reformation in Twenty-Four Hours)
  • Toyohara Kunichika
    1835–1900
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • Three Actors from the play 二十四時改正新話 Nijyūyonji kaisei shinwa (New Story of Reformation in Twenty-Four Hours), 1878, Meiji period (1868–1912)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: a 355 x 237 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: a 14 x 9 5/16 in
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: b 354 x 237 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: b 13 7/8 x 9 5/16 in
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: c 357 x 237 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: c 14 1/16 x 9 5/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: a 358 x 237 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: a 14 1/8 x 9 5/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: b 358 x 237 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: b 14 1/8 x 9 5/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: c 357 x 237 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: c 14 1/16 x 9 5/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 36 in
  • Museum purchase: Lucy Shaw Schultz Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0064.a,b,c
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Triptych with red background
Right Panel (c.) Two male figures. The man in the back holds a dagger in his right arm, about to stab the man in the front. He grips a piece of fabric (also held by the woman in the central panel) about to wrap it around the neck of the man in the front. The man in the front struggles.
Central Panel (b.) A woman holds her left arm up to hide her face behind the sleeve. Her right arm holds one end of a piece of fabric.
Left Panel (a.) A man in black robe with striped pattern. He reaches out his hand in the gesture of trying to stop something.