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Nakamura Karoku [I], as the wife, …

Accession Number
2003/1.438

Title
Nakamura Karoku [I], as the wife, …

Artist(s)
Utagawa Kunisada

Artist Nationality
Japanese (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
1827-1832

Medium & Support
woodblock print on paper

Dimensions
14 3/16 in. x 10 1/8 in. ( 36 cm x 25.7 cm )

Credit Line
Gift of Dr. James Hayes

Subject matter
Very little is known about actor Namakura Karoku I.  He was born in 1781 and held the name Karoku from 1804 until his death in 1859.

Physical Description
The woman in this print sits below a bare tree branch.  She wears a blue robe with white swirls and an outer robe with blue and orange leaves.
 
Inscriptions: Artist’s signature: Kunisada ga; Publisher’s seal: Kawashō han; Censor’s seal: kiwame; Nyōbō O[undeciphered characters], Nakamura Karoku

Primary Object Classification
Print

Primary Object Type
color print

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
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Keywords
actors
kabuki
kimonos
theater (discipline)
women (female humans)

2 Related Resources

Japan Pax Tokugawa 1600-1868
(Part of: Empires and Colonialism)
Kabuki Images
(Part of 10 Learning Collections)

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