Scene from a Kabuki Play

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    1865, 3rd month
  • Geography

  • Material

    Ink and color on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W: 35.5 x 73.9 cm (14 x 29 1/8 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Artist

    Utagawa Kuniteru 歌川国輝 (active ca. 1820-1860)
  • Description

    This print shows a night scene in which a man is being dragged feet first toward the viewer.
  • Provenance

    From at least 1952 to 1993
    Mr. and Mrs. Larsen., collected in Japan during the Occupation. [1]
    From 1993
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Mrs. Verda Larsen. [2]
    [1] Mr. and Mrs. Verda Larsen collected this woodblock print during their stay in Japan during the Occupation.
    [2] See object record.
  • Collection

    Freer Study Collection
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Mrs. Verda Larsen
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Gift of Verda M. Larsen
  • Type

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