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Lu Chi-shen holding an iron staff
  • Utagawa Kunisada
    born: Katsushika, Musashi province (present-day Tokyo prefecture), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • Lu Chi-shen holding an iron staff, circa early 1830s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 216 x 186 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 85 1/16 x 73 1/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7757

Muscular figure stands at the center of a square-format print. Lu Che-shen holds a large iron staff at the left with two loops at the top. His other hand extends out to the right side of the composition. He wears a dark colored robe on the lower half of his body. Cartouches at lower right and upper left. Dark black and blue background.