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Maker(s):Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III)
Culture:Japanese (1786-1864)
Title:Actor Ichikawa Kakitsu
Date Made:1865 (8th month of the year of Ox)
Type:Print
Materials:Color woodblock print (woodcut) on paper
Place Made:Asia; Japan
Measurements:Sheet: 36.83 cm x 24.765 cm; 14 1/2 in x 9 3/4 in
Narrative Inscription:  SIGNATURE: recto, lwr. l. (black ink): [Japanese character, Kunisada ga]; SEAL: recto, lwr. l. (red ink): [a circle]; TITLE: recto, upp. r. (black ink): [Japanese character, Oku jochu takekawa Minoru hasuba shiri [ill.] [ill.] / Ichimura Kakitsu]; SEAL: recto, lwr. r. (black ink): [Japanese character, Ushi hachi aratame]; SEAL: recot, lwr. r. (black ink): [Japanese character, Kichi / Iseya].
Accession Number:  MH 1949.59.Q.RII
Credit Line:Purchase with the Nancy Everett Dwight Fund
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Description:
A vertical actor print showing a woman (actor Ichikawa Kakitsu in the role of the female robber "Subashiri Okuma" or "Fast Funner Okuma") in blue and green kimono standing indoor, facing to the right. Architectural framing and sliding door in the background.

Label Text:
"The maid to the inner chambers. Takegawa, who is in reality "Fast Runner Okuma" - [played by] Ichikawa Kakitsu

Tags:
Ukiyo-e; women; actors; interiors

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