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Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese (culture or style))
Unidentified actor in the role of Sakuramaru, from the kabuki play 'Sugwara denjû tenarai kagami'; 1/3 of triptych with 1985/1.173)
1867 – 1899
Gift of Pearl Sellards
1985/1.172
This print shows a man wearing a bright blue robe. There are white circles on each shoulder. He holds something brown in his right hand. The background is red, and a green band with white crests borders the entire print.<br />
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Inscriptions: Meiji 6 tori nen; Toyohara Kunichika-hitsu; Katkiuchi chikai no Hikosan; Keyamura Rokusuke, Nakamura Shikan;
Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese (culture or style))
Promise of Revenge at Hikosan: Nakamura Shikan IV as Keyamura Rokusuke
1873
Gift of Stuart Katz
2006/2.68

Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese (culture or style))
Unidentified actor in the role of Umeômaru, from the kabuki play 'Sugwara denjû tenarai kagami'; 1/3 of triptych with 1985/1.172)
1867 – 1899
Gift of Pearl Sellards
1985/1.173
A man holds a sword in both hands in front of him. He wears a bright blue robe with red and yellow birds. The background is plain with lines of calligraphy along the top.<br /><br />
This is the center panel of a triptych (with 2008/2.10A and 2008/2.10C).
Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese (culture or style))
Crossing Swords in the Pleasure Quarters: Onoe Kikugorō V as Nagoya Sanza
1898
Gift of Stuart Katz
2008/2.10B
A woman is hunched over, her right hand on her lower back, and her left hand holding onto the top of a spool. She wears a pale striped robe over a layer of purple floral and red with a black sash around her waist. The bright blue robe of another person off the print is visible at the right edge.<br /><br />
This is the left panel of a triptych (with 2008/2.10B and 2008/2.10C).<br /><br />
Inscriptions: Toyohara Kunichika hitsu (Artist's signature); Meiji 31 nen 10 gatsu 15 nichi insatsu dōgatsu 20 nichi hakko<br /><br />
 
Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese (culture or style))
Crossing Swords in the Pleasure Quarters: Nakamura Fukusuke IV (Nakamura Utaemon V) as a Maid
1898
Gift of Stuart Katz
2008/2.10A
This is a print of a woman kneeling on the floor. She wears a red and blue robe with a black sash. Her hair has matching decorations. She holds an object in her left hand. Behind her is a black staircase up to a raised platform with a green floor.<br />
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Inscriptions: Artist’s signature: Kuinchika ga; Publisher’s seal: Hanmoto, Izutsuya; Censor’s seal: Ataratme; Omiwa, Sawamura Tanosuke<br />
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This is the right panel of a diptych.
Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese (culture or style))
The Teachings for Women, Scene of Mikasayama Palace: Sawamura Tanosuke III as Omiwa
1864
Gift of Dr. James Hayes
2003/1.410.2
This is a portrait of a man looking off to the side.  He wears a bright blue robe with white decorations.  He holds a cloth behind his neck in one hand.  The background is red plaid.  A sky-blue inset above the man’s head has several lines of calligraphy.<br /><br />
Inscriptions: Takaramusubi no gon; (Calligraphy); Kunichika hitsu (Artist's signature); Ningyōchō, Gusokuya (Publisher's seal); u 6, aratame (Censors' seal)
Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese (culture or style))
Lineup of Five Great Kabuki Actors: Kawarazaki Gonjūrō I as Gon of the Treasure Knot
1867
Gift of Pearl Sellards
1985/1.174
This is a print of a man wearing a dark robe. He holds a blue fan across his chest in his right hand bearing white letters that read “hi no de”. The background is red and white plaid. A white bubble behind his head has some calligraphy in it.<br /><br />
Inscriptions: Tōsei hinode itsuwari; Kogane tsuru no ne; (calligraphy); Kunichika hitsu (Artist's signature); Ningyōchō, Gusokuya (Publisher's seal); u 6, aratame (Censors' seal)<br /><br />
 
Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese (culture or style))
Lineup of Five Great Kabuki Actors: Bandō Hikosaburō V as the Sound of the Golden Crane
1867
Gift of Pearl Sellards
1985/1.175
In the center, a woman holds a folded umbrella against a dark background.  She wears a brightly colored robe tied with a black sash.  In front of her, an arm appearing from off the print holds out an unsheathed sword.<br /><br />
This is the left panel of a triptych (with 2003/1.417.2 and 2003/1.417.3).<br /><br />
Inscriptions: Tsubone Iwafuji: Nakamura Shiken; Meshitsukai [?] Hatsu: Onoe Baiko; Toyohara Kunichika hitsu (Artist's signature); Man, hanmoto, Nihonbashi Manson, Tōri Ichi (Publisher's seal); Watanabe Horiei (Carver's seal)<br /><br />
 
Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese (culture or style))
Iruma Mansion Kabuki Picture Book: Onoe Baikō V (Onoe Kikugorō V) as Palace Maid Hatsu
1874
Gift of Dr. James Hayes
2003/1.417.1
This is a print of a woman. She appears to be dancing, with one leg raised and both arms out to her side. She wears a blue robe with red and pale blue flowers. A man stands behind her wearing a black robe and veil. Behind them is a raised platform.<br />
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Inscriptions: Artist’s signature: Kunichika ga; Publisher’s seal: Hanmoto, Izutsuya; Censor’s seal: Aratame; Tōfuya jochū, Sawamura Tosshō<br />
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This is the left panel of a diptych.
Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese (culture or style))
The Teachings for Women, Scene of Mikasayama Palace: Sawamura Tosshō II as a Tofu Shop Maid
1864
Gift of Dr. James Hayes
2003/1.410.1
A man holds an unsheathed sword up by his shoulder with both hands. Another sword is visible at his waist, and the tip of a third sword is visible from off the print on the left side. The man wears a black robe with red geometric print and swirls of clouds around a yellow and red crest. The background is plain.<br /><br />
This is the right panel of a triptych (with 2008/2.10A and 2008/2.10B).
Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese (culture or style))
Crossing Swords in the Pleasure Quarters: Ichikawa Danjūrō IX as Fuwa Banzaemon
1898
Gift of Stuart Katz
2008/2.10C
Kabuki actor Nakamura Shikan IV as Motome wears his hair in a top know with ornament. His eyes look upwards and his thin, red-lipped mouth lies open to reveal his teeth. He wears a blueish purple kimono with floral designs. Cartouches of text lie in the upper to corners and far left.
Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese (culture or style))
Actor Nakamura Shikan IV as Motome
1878 – 1888
Gift of Stuart Katz
2009/2.19
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