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Utagawa Kunisada I

Japan 1786 – 1865

Actor print 1849 Description: A kabuki actor in the role of the sumo wrestler 'Chokichi' smashing a cup in confrontation with his opponent
Place made: Japan
Materials & Technique: prints, relief woodblock, printed in colour, from numerous blocks Support: Japanese paper
Place Published: [Edo?]

Primary Insc: Signed Toyokuni-ga (ToyokuniIII; the name assumed by Kunisada in 1844) Published in 1849-53 (Publisher unidentified)
Dimensions: sheet 36.2 h x 25.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of W.A. Greenhalgh 1996
Accession No: NGA 96.711