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Chūko Kabuki no zu (Picture of Old Kabuki)
  • Japan
  • Chūko Kabuki no zu (Picture of Old Kabuki), 1800s, Edo period (1600–1868) or Meiji period (1868–1912)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 148 x 242 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 5 13/16 x 9 1/2 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 252 x 354 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 9 7/8 x 13 7/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7671
Description

The actors Matsumoto, Kōshirō I (1674-1730), Yamanaka Heikurō I (fl. 1700-22), Fujimura Hanjūrō (fl. c. 1714-58) and Ichikawa Danjūrō I (fl. c. 1671-1704) in riotous fight scene. Satirical look at early use of urushi.