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Ichikawa Danjūrō VII and Segawa Kikunojō  V
  • Utagawa Kunisada
    born: Katsushika, Musashi province (present-day Tokyo prefecture), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • Ichikawa Danjūrō VII and Segawa Kikunojō V, 1823, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Mat Dimensions: 20 x 25 in matted with 0000.1493
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7758

Two kabuki actors against a plain background. Woman kneels at lower left of composition, dressed in elaborate robes with many hairpins. Man sits on a chest at the center, swords on his waistband. He holds a pipe at the upper right. Text fills the top portion of the composition, seals at the center left, and lower right. Poems by Kikunojō, Danjūrō, and Ifukutei Miyamori.