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Act 3, Kikubatake (Chrysanthemum Garden), from the play Kiichi hōgen sanryaku no maki (Lord Kiichi's Three Books of Tactics)
  • Utagawa Kunisada II
    1823–1880
    active: Japan
  • Act 3, Kikubatake (Chrysanthemum Garden), from the play Kiichi hōgen sanryaku no maki (Lord Kiichi's Three Books of Tactics), 1867, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut, blind embossing (karazuri)
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: a 360 x 244 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: a 14 1/8 x 9 5/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: a 373 x 254 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: a 14 5/8 x 10 in
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: b 357 x 245 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: b 14 1/16 x 9 5/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: b 367 x 253 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: b 14 7/16 x 9 15/16 in
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: c 357 x 245 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: c 14 1/16 x 9 5/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: c 367 x 253 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: c 14 7/16 x 9 15/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 36 in
  • Museum purchase: Lucy Shaw Schultz Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0065.a,b,c
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Triptych of actor prints. All three prints have deep blue background.

Left panel (a.) The torso of a male figure. He wears a purple kimono with the white pattern of cranes. The handle of his sword protrudes from his waist. His left arm pushes his right sleeve up.

Central panel (b.) The torso of a female figure. She wears elaborate light blue headdress and red kimono. Her left hand extends to the print on the right (c), while her right hand pulls her kimono.

Right panel (c.) The torso of a male figure. His hair is off white in color (made in the karazui technique with white color with yellow lines). Tips of his eyebrows and eyes are emphasized with frown lines. He wears a kimono in brown and yellow colors. A yellow rope fastened in horizontal “8” shape is hanging in front of his chest.