Japanese (1798 - 1861) Primary
Actors: Bandô Shûka I as Kuzunoha kitsune (くづの葉 狐) and an Unidentified Actor as her Only Child (isshi dôji, 一子童子) from the Play: Ashiya dauman ochi kagami (芦屋道満大内鑑)Edo
14.125 x 9.625 in. (35.878 x 24.448 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2019.4.24.a
Geography: Asia, Japan
Classification: Fine and Visual Arts; Prints; Woodcuts
Keywords Click a term to view the records with the same keywordThis object has the following keywords:
- actors - Persons who use movement, gesture, facial expressions, speaking, and intonation to create a fictional character for the stage, motion pictures, or television.
- Edo - Refers to the period and style that developed from the unification of Japan in 1600 until the end of the shogunal dynasty in 1868. During this period, economic expansion encouraged the rise of an educated merchant class who created their own forms of literature and theater as well as new schools of painting and woodblock printing. A wide diversity of pictorial subjects and styles developed during this period and many 19th century Western artists were influenced by them.
- nishiki-e - Japanese prints in which numerous blocks are used to print many colors.
- theater - The discipline concerning professionally-oriented study of theater, involving training, practice, and study in the processes of doing theater. For the academically-oriented study of theater, see "drama (discipline)."
Utagawa, Kuniyoshi, 1798-1861
- Robinson, B. W.: Kuniyoshi, 1961
- Suzuki, J. Kuniyoshi, 1985:
- Forrer, M. Drawings by Utagawa Kuniyoshi from the collection of the National Museum of Ethnology, Leiden, 1988:
- Info. from 678 field, converted 2012-10-25
- LC database, June 12, 2020
- woodcuts - Prints made using the process of woodcut, which is a relief process in which the design is cut into and printed from the plank side of a wood block; distinct from "wood engraving (process)," which is a relief process using the grain end of a wood block.
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- Sheet Dimensions: 14.125 x 9.625 in. (35.878 x 24.448 cm)
Comparanda ListThe following Comparanda exist for this object:
- "Museum of Fine Arts Boston: Online Collections." (Accessed July 1, 2020): collections.mfa.org. Accession No. 11.38287.
Catalogue Raisonné ListThe following Catalogue Raisonné exist for this object:
- Kuniyoshi Project (http://www.kuniyoshiproject.com/Miscellaneous%20double%20and%20triple%20bust%20portraits%20of%20actors,%20Part%20II.htm, Accessed on April 14, 2023), http://www.kuniyoshiproject.com/Miscellaneous%20double%20and%20triple%20bust%20portraits%20of%20actors,%20Part%20II.htm.
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