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Kataoka Gado II as Tokubei, in play Sodegaura kokyo
  • Utagawa Kunisada
    born: Katsushika, Musashi province (present-day Tokyo prefecture), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • Kataoka Gado II as Tokubei, in play Sodegaura kokyo, 1855, 7th month, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 363 x 243 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 14 1/4 x 9 9/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 370 x 245 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 14 9/16 x 9 5/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7634

The actor Kataoka Gado or Tokubei lie on the floor with two swords by him and one arm raised in a protective gesture. TL a screen with landscape and autumn leaves.