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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, 1821, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 208 x 184 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 81 7/8 x 72 7/16 in
    Mount Dimensions: 19 x 14 cm
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7759

Two kabuki actors against a neutral background. Danjuro VII at lower center of composition, an axe at the right. He swings the axe towards Kikunojo V, who is in a kneeling position at the upper left. She is dressed in elaborate robes that make her appear as if she is flying. Text at the upper right, lower left, and lower right.