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Bandō Shūka in the role of the blind koto player, Asagao

Utagawa Kunisada (Japanese, 1786-1864)


Mrs. Kate Kiser Klein; given to the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 1972.

Object Information

artist
Utagawa Kunisada (Japanese, 1786-1864)
period
Edo
creation date
1848
materials
color woodblock print
dimensions
13 3/4 x 9 3/8 in. (image and sheet)
mark descriptions
Artist's signature reads: Ōju Toyokuni ga
Publisher's mark: Mori-ya Jihei
Censors' seals: Mera and Murata
Inscription: Poem transcrirption: Tsuyu no hinuma no asagao o / terasu hikage no tsurenaki ni / aware hitomurasame no / harahara to furekashi.
accession number
72.47.32
credit line
Gift of Mrs. Kate Kiser Klein
copyright
Public Domain
collection
Asian Art
colors