Utagawa Kuniyoshi: triptych print - British Museum

Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Title: triptych print

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Source: British Museum
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Description: Woodblock triptych print, oban tate-e. Scene from the kabuki play 'Kotoba no hana momiji no sakari', showing the actors Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Asa-maru, son of Tadakiyo, standing and wearing a white gown covered by calligraphy (left), Bando Shuka, as Hakuyu, wife of Tadakiyo, reclining wearing a floral patterned gown holding a Buddhist image emitting rays across all three panels (centre), and Nakamura Utaemon IV as Katsushige standing with a hoe behind his back (right).

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