Scene from a Kabuki Play

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

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Maker(s)
Artist: Utagawa Kuniteru 歌川国輝 (active ca. 1820 - 1860)
Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1865, 3rd month
Medium
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 35.5 x 73.9 cm (14 x 29 1/8 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift of Verda M. Larsen
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art Study Collection
Accession Number
FSC-GR-624a-c
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Print
Type

Woodblock print

Keywords
Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, kabuki, triptych, ukiyo-e
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]

Notes:

[1] Mr. and Mrs. Verda Larsen collected this woodblock print during their stay in Japan during the Occupation.

[2] See object record.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Mrs. Verda Larsen

Description

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

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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