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Ichikawa Danjūrō VII made up as Soga no Gorō
  • Utagawa Toyokuni I
    1769–1825
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • Ichikawa Danjūrō VII made up as Soga no Gorō, circa early 1820s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7638
Description
Literature

Surimono print. Ichikawa Danjūrō VII's image appears in a mirror near the center of the composition. Mirror sits on a stand with toilitries and other items to prepare for kabuki performance. Plant in planter sits atop drawer unit, mat fills bottom left quadrant of composition. Top left quadrant is filled with text. Poems by Sakuragawa Jihinari and Yoshiashi Nakazumi.