The Actor Ichikawa Kodanji IV (1812-1866) as Subashiri no Kumagoro, from the series "Thieves in Designs of the Times"
Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
1859, 6th month
Engraver's seal: Yokogawa (?)
Publisher: Uoya Eikichi
Artist's signature:Toyokuni ga 豊国画 , lower left.
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Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786-1865). The Actor Ichikawa Kodanji IV (1812-1866) as Subashiri no Kumagoro, from the series "Thieves in Designs of the Times," 1859, 6th month. Woodblock print, 14 1/2 x 9 7/8 in. (36.8 x 25.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Anonymous gift, 76.151.26 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 76.151.26_PS1.jpg)
overall, 76.151.26_PS1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2007
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Page from the series entitled "Jidai Mo Iu Ataru Shiranami" in Japanese ("Notorious Thieves of the Day" 時代模筆当白波). An alternative translation for the series title is "Current Patterns of the Underworld"
The actor is playing the role of the thief, Shuso no Kumagoro, dressed as a fisherman in colorful robes with carp designs, standing in a dramatic pose. No setting except blue and green color.
Condtion: Good. Small tear at top margin. Needed to be rematted, but was rematted 6/1/79.
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