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cover illustration vol. 1 and 2 (The Comic, Traveling Crow; Part 2)
  • Utagawa Toyokuni I
    1769–1825
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
    Utagawa Toyokuni II
    1777–1835
    active: Japan
  • cover illustration vol. 1 and 2 (The Comic, Traveling Crow; Part 2), 1820s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7626
Description

Horizontal diptych composition. Three men dressed in black operate three puppets, two male, one female. Garden landscape on screen in background, top center. Two platforms in lower half on which puppets stand. Circular patterned decoration in background. Large panel at upper left, artists inscription and other information in panel at lower right. Text and seals along bottom edge.