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Actor Ichikawa Danjūrō VII as Ashikaga Mitsuuji
  • Utagawa Kunisada
    1786–1864
    born: Katsushika, Musashi province (present-day Tokyo prefecture), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • Actor Ichikawa Danjūrō VII as Ashikaga Mitsuuji, circa 1850, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.4011
Description

Color print depicting a man and a woman in an outdoor setting. The man is standing in the center of the print, and he is holding a sword in his proper right hand. There is a woman who is cowering behind him, and she is partially covered by the back of his robe. Both of the figures are wearing floor-length, colorful robes, the woman's robe has a floral pattern. There are brown and orange leaves in the top of the print, and green, leafy branches in the background. There is a large, black wheel-shaped object in the top left corner of the print.