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Bandō Mitsugorō III
  • Utagawa Toyokuni II
    1777–1835
    active: Japan
  • Bandō Mitsugorō III, circa 1830, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • (Ōkubie actor portrait series with bat borders)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 260 x 188 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 10 1/4 x 7 3/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 262 x 190 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 10 5/16 x 7 1/2 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7616
Description

Portrait of the actor Bandō Mitsugorō III (1773-1831) in a male role. With right hand, he grasps the hilt of his sword. Blue background, yellow border with green bat motif. Poem at top by Hōjutei Funauta, signature at TR corner.