The Flowers of Words and Fall Leaves at Peak Color: Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Asamaru and Seki Sanjūrō III as DainichibōArtist(s)Utagawa KunisadaArtist NationalityJapanese (culture or style)Object Creation Date1849Medium & Supportwoodblock print on paperDimensions
14 7/16 in x 9 15/16 in (36.6 cm x 25.3 cm)Credit LineGift of Dr. James HayesSubject matter
Actor Ichimura Uzaemon XII was also known as Ichimura Takenojō V. He was born in 1812 and active from 1818 until his death in 1851.
Seki Sanjūrō III was born in 1805 and began acting in the late 1810s. He died in 1871.Physical Description
Two men grapple on a set of steps. The man on the right holds a lantern in one hand and has grabbed onto the man on the left with his other. The man on the right wears a short yellow robe with large characters written in black. The man on the ground has a beard.
Inscriptions: Publisher's seal: Tsutaya, Kichizō; Censor's seal: Mera/Murata; Signature: Toyokuni; Asamaru; Dainichibō
This is the right panel of a triptych.Primary Object ClassificationPrintCollection AreaAsianRights
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lanterns (lighting devices)