UTAGAWA KUNISADA (1786-1864)
UTAGAWA KUNISADA (1786-1864)
UTAGAWA KUNISADA (1786-1864)
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UTAGAWA KUNISADA (1786-1864)

Two Actors Fighting at Night

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UTAGAWA KUNISADA (1786-1864)
Two Actors Fighting at Night
The actors Ichikawa Danjuro VII and Iwai Kumesaburo II in a night scene from the play Tayoriari gohiiki no tsuna, performed in 1832 at the Kawarazaki Theatre
Woodblock print, each sheet signed Kochoro Kunisada ga
Privately published, 1833
Embellished with metallic pigments and embossing
Shikishiban surimono diptych: each sheet approx. 20.6 x 18.7 cm. (8 1/8 x 7 3/8 in.)
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The poems in the night sky above the actors are by Goryutei Tokumasu, Bunkyosha Hazemaru and Bunkaisha Nayoshi.

For the right sheet only in the collection of Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, object number 1933.4.1505, go to: https://www.harvardartmuseums.org/art/208267

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