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memorial portrait of actor Sawamura Tanosuke
  • Utagawa Kunisada
    1786–1864
    born: Katsushika, Musashi province (present-day Tokyo prefecture), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • memorial portrait of actor Sawamura Tanosuke, 1817, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 381 x 251 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 15 x 9 7/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 381 x 251 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 15 x 9 7/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7752
Description

Shini-e or memorial print of the onnagata actor Sawamura Tanosuke in monks clothes, reading a sutra handscroll. Temple poems above by Iwai Haushirō, Ichikawa Danjurō VII and Ohoe Kikugorō III.