The Actor Kawarazaki Gonjuro I (1838-1903) as Osarabakuzo Denji, from the series "Thieves in Designs of the Time"
Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
Color woodblock print on paper
14 5/8 x 10 1/16 in. (37.1 x 25.6 cm) (show scale)
Censor seal. Engraver's seal. Publisher's seal.
Artist's signature: Toyokuni ga (red cartouche, left)
Page from the series entitled "Jidai Mo Iu Ataru Shiranami" in Japanese series ("Notorious Thieves of the Day").
Thief, Kasafube Koso fuji (?), shown standing in front of a large section of a tree trunk holding a large knife in his right hand and wiping it off with a white cloth in his left. The figure is dressed in a short dark blue coat decorated with a repeated design of the heads of horned "oni". Blue-green background. Some mica and gauffrage.
Condition: Good. Needed to be rematted, but was rematted on 6/1/79.
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Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786-1865). The Actor Kawarazaki Gonjuro I (1838-1903) as Osarabakuzo Denji, from the series "Thieves in Designs of the Time," 1859. Color woodblock print on paper, 14 5/8 x 10 1/16 in. (37.1 x 25.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Anonymous gift, 76.151.27 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 76.151.27_PS1.jpg)
overall, 76.151.27_PS1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2007
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