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Maker(s):Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III), attributed to
Culture:Japanese (1786-1864)
Title:Actor in Samurai Role
Date Made:ca. 1810
Materials:Color woodblock print (woodcut) on paper
Place Made:Asia; Japan
Measurements:Housing: 19 3/4 in x 16 in; 50.2 cm x 40.6 cm; Sheet/Image: 8 5/16 in x 7 7/16 in; 21.1 cm x 18.9 cm
Narrative Inscription:  INSCRIPTION: recto, upp. r. (black ink): [Japanese character, [ill.]]; INSCRIPTION: recto, upp. L. (black ink): [Japanese character, [ill.]].
Accession Number:  MH 1949.71.Q.RII
Credit Line:Purchase with the Nancy Everett Dwight Fund
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Actor in Samurai role; branches of plumare thrust into his armor; kyoka verses. Illegible note on back may conflict with the current name of the piece.

samurai; actors; kabuki; swords; military

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