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Japan 1797 – 1861

Arashi Kishisaburo III as Yakko Isohei in ‘New version of the ballad of crossing thieves’ 1855 Description: A Kabuki actor in the role of a hero of the people Yakko Isobei drawing his sword as his opponent's lackeys approach carrying lanterns
Place made: Japan
Materials & Technique: prints, relief woodblock print, printed in colour from multiple blocks Support: Japanese paper
Place Published: [Edo?]

Primary Insc: Signed Kuniyoshi Published by Ise-ya-Chu of Shiba, Shimmei-maye censor seal of Kinugasa Murata 1851-53
Dimensions: 37.8 h x 26.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of W A Greenhalgh 1996
Accession No: NGA 96.1036