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Maker(s):Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III)
Culture:Japanese (1786-1864)
Title:Iwai Kumesaburo III as Yamanaya Urazato in the play Akegarasu Yume no Awayuki
Date Made:ca. 1855
Type:Print
Materials:Color woodblock print (woodcut) on paper
Place Made:Asia; Japan
Measurements:Mat: 20 in x 16 in; 50.8 cm x 40.6 cm; Sheet: 14 3/4 in x 10 1/16 in; 37.5 cm x 25.6 cm; Image: 14 1/4 in x 9 7/8 in; 36.2 cm x 25.1 cm
Narrative Inscription:  INSCRIPTION: recto, upp. l. (black ink): [Japanese character, Yamanaya Urazato]; SIGNATURE: recto, lwr. l. (black ink in toshidama cartoshe): [Japanese character, Toyokuni ga]; INSCRIPTION: recto, lwr. l. (black ink): [Japanese character, Marusei han]; SEAL: recto, lwr. r. (black ink): [Japanese character, Aratame]; SEAL: recto, lwr. r. (black ink): [Japanese character, Mi jin go]
Accession Number:  MH 1949.28.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 snow scene with a woman in purple and pink kimono bounded by rope and casted out into the snow; in the background are some pine branches and a water vat.

Tags:
Ukiyo-e; kabuki; women; lovers; snow

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