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Kuniyoshi: Graphic Heroes, Magic Monsters

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  • Wu Yong, the Clever Star (Chitasei Goyô), from the series One...

    about 1827–30 (Bunsei 10–Tenpô 1)

    Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.2243, 64.844

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    Vertical ôban; 36.3 x 25.3 cm (14 5/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

    Medium

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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    Accession Number

    64.844

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  • Zhang Shun, the White Streak in the Waves (Rôrihakuchô...

    about 1827–30 (Bunsei 10–Tenpô 1)

    Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.16450, 64.834

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    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 36.3 x 25.3 cm (14 5/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

    Medium

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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    Accession Number

    64.834

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  • Ruan Xiaowu, the Short-lived Second Son (Tanmeijirô Genshôgo),...

    about 1827–30 (Bunsei 10–Tenpô 1)

    Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861)

    Description
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    Vertical ôban; 36.3 x 25.3 cm (14 5/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

    Medium

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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    Accession Number

    64.800

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  • Kashiwade no Hanoshi, from the series Eight Hundred Heroes of the...

    about 1830 (Bunsei 13/Tenpô 1)

    Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861)

    Description
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    Vertical ôban; 36.3 x 25.3 cm (14 5/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

    Medium

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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    Accession Number

    64.813

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  • Hayakawa Ayunosuke, from the series Eight Hundred Heroes of the...

    about 1830 (Bunsei 13/Tenpô 1)

    Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.16460 (Ibaya edition), 64.848 (Kagaya edition)

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    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 36.3 x 25.3 cm (14 5/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

    Medium

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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    Accession Number

    64.848

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  • Sakata Kaidômaru

    1843–47 (Tenpô 14–Kôka 4)

    Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 06.1162, 11.16464, 11.38109

    Reprint of a design originally published in about 1836-7 by Kagaya Kichibei. For the first edition, see Clark, Kuniyoshi from Miller Coll. (2009), #18.

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    Vertical ôban; 37.5 x 26 cm (14 3/4 x 10 1/4 in.)

    Medium

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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    Accession Number

    11.38109

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  • The Fight on the Roof of the Hôryûkaku, from The Tale of Eight...

    about 1836–37 (Tenpô 7–8)

    Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861)

    Description

    Triptych: 17.3209.63 (right), 17.3209.64 (center), 17.3209.65 (left)

    MFA impressions: 11.39555a-c, 17.3209.63-5

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    Vertical ôban triptych; 36.8 x 76.3 cm (14 1/2 x 30 1/16 in.)

    Medium

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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    Accession Number

    17.3209.63-5

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  • In the Ruined Palace at Sôma, Masakado's Daughter Takiyasha...

    about 1844 (Kôka 1)

    Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861)

    Description

    Triptych: 11.30468 (left), 11.30469 (center), 11.30470 (right)

    The title continues: Ôtaku Tarô Mitsukuni Comes Here to Investigate the Monsters and Finally Destroys Them (Ôtaku Tarô Mitsukuni yôkai o tamesan to koko ni kitari tsui ni kore o horobosu)
    Unidentified publisher's mark "Hachi" on right sheet.

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    Vertical ôban triptych; 36.2 x 74.1 cm (14 1/4 x 29 3/16 in.)

    Medium

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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    Accession Number

    11.30468-70

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  • The Former Emperor [Sutoku] from Sanuki Sends His Retainers to...

    about 1851–52 (Kaei 4–5)

    Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861)

    Description

    Triptych: 11.26999 (left), 11.27000 (center), 11.27001 (right)

    MFA impressions: 06.762-4, 11.26999-7001

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    Vertical ôban triptych; 36 x 76 cm (14 3/16 x 29 15/16 in.)

    Medium

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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    Accession Number

    11.26999-7001

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  • At the Bottom of the Sea in Daimotsu Bay (Daimotsu no ura kaitei...

    about 1851–52 (Kaei 4–5)

    Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861)

    Description

    Triptych: 11.30560 (left), 11.30561 (center), 11.30562 (right)

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    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban triptych; 36.3 x 74.3 cm (14 5/16 x 29 1/4 in.)

    Medium

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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    Accession Number

    11.30560-2

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  • The Ghosts of the Taira Attack Yoshitsune in Daimotsu Bay

    about 1849–52 (Kaei 2–5)

    Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.30566a-c, 1992.568a-c

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    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban triptych; 35.5 x 70.8 cm (14 x 27 7/8 in.)

    Medium

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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    Accession Number

    1992.568a-c

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  • The Brilliant General (Meishô), Takeda Harunobu Nyûdô Shingen,...

    about 1845 (Kôka 2)

    Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.38067, 11.38159

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    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 35.4 x 24.5 cm (13 15/16 x 9 5/8 in.)

    Medium

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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    Accession Number

    11.38067

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  • Morozumi Bungo no kami Masakiyo, from the series Courageous...

    about 1848–49 (Kaei 1–2)

    Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861)

    Description

    No. 23 in the series.

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    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 38 x 25.8 cm (14 15/16 x 10 3/16 in.)

    Medium

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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    Accession Number

    11.38040

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  • Ôboshi Yuranosuke Yoshio, from the series Portraits of the...

    1852 (Kaei 5), 12th month

    Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861)

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    Vertical ôban

    Medium

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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    Accession Number

    11.26074

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  • Nakamura Kansuke Masatatsu, from the series Portraits of the...

    1852 (Kaei 5), 12th month

    Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861)

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    Vertical ôban

    Medium

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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    Accession Number

    11.26072

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  • Lantern Representing the Bell of Miidera, from the series Women...

    about 1844 (Tenpô 15/Kôka 1)

    Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861)

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    Vertical ôban; 35.5 x 24.7 cm (14 x 9 3/4 in.)

    Medium

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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    Accession Number

    11.36355

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  • Writing a Label for Chrysanthemums, from the series Women in...

    about 1844 (Tenpô 15/Kôka 1)

    Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861)

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    Vertical ôban; 35.3 x 24.7 cm (13 7/8 x 9 3/4 in.)

    Medium

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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    Accession Number

    11.36354

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  • Kane-jo, from the series Lives of Remarkable People Renowned for...

    about 1845 (Kôka 2)

    Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861)

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    Vertical ôban

    Medium

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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    Accession Number

    11.26084

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  • Teppôzu, from the series Famous Places in the Eastern Capital...

    about 1833 (Tenpô 4)

    Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.16005, 21.6828

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    Dimensions

    Horizontal ôban; 26 x 37.6 cm (10 1/4 x 14 13/16 in.)

    Medium

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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    Accession Number

    11.16005

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  • Six Stations: Maisaka, Arai, Shirasuka, Futakawa, Yoshida, and...

    about 1830–35 (Tenpô 1–6)

    Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861)

    Description

    Sheet 8 of 12.

    MFA impressions: 11.22956, 11.30209, 11.30212, 1989.675

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    Dimensions

    Horizontal ôban; 24.5 x 35.6 cm (9 5/8 x 14 in.)

    Medium

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

    Classification

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    Accession Number

    11.30209

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  • Nichiren in the Snow at Tsukahara on Sado Island (Sashû...

    about 1830–35 (Tenpô 1–6)

    Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.1946, 21.8174, 21.8175

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    Dimensions

    Horizontal ôban; 24.5 x 38.3 cm (9 5/8 x 15 1/16 in.)

    Medium

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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    Accession Number

    21.8174

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  • Mount Fuji on a Clear Day from the Sea off Tsukuda (Tsukuda oki...

    about 1843 (Tenpô 14)

    Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861)

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    Dimensions

    Horizontal ôban; 24 x 35.6 cm (9 7/16 x 14 in.)

    Medium

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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    Accession Number

    11.24949

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  • Poem by Ariwara no Narihira no ason, from the series One Hundred...

    about 1840–42 (Tenpô 11–13)

    Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861)

    Description

    No. 17 in the series.

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    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 37.5 x 25.7 cm (14 3/4 x 10 1/8 in.)

    Medium

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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    Accession Number

    11.17395

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  • Poem by Ôe no Chisato, from the series One Hundred Poems by One...

    about 1840–42 (Tenpô 11–13)

    Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861)

    Description

    No. 23 in the series.

    MFA impressions: 06.1777, 11.16029, 11.36559

    Details

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 37.5 x 25.9 cm (14 3/4 x 10 3/16 in.)

    Medium

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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    Accession Number

    11.16029

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  • Poem by Ônakatomi no Yoshinobu Ason, from the series One Hundred...

    about 1840–42 (Tenpô 11–13)

    Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861)

    Description

    No. 49 in the series.

    MFA impressions: 06.1778, 11.16020, 11.28646, 11.36555

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    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 37.9 x 25 cm (14 15/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

    Medium

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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    Accession Number

    11.28646

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  • Poem by Sutoku-in, from the series of One Hundred Poems by One...

    about 1840–42 (Tenpô 11–13)

    Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861)

    Description

    No. 77 in the series.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 37.7 x 25.1 cm (14 13/16 x 9 7/8 in.)

    Medium

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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    Accession Number

    11.30455

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  • Poem by Jakuren Hôshi, from the series One Hundred Poems by One...

    about 1840–42 (Tenpô 11–13)

    Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861)

    Description

    No. 87 in the series.

    Details

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 38.5 x 26.7 cm (15 3/16 x 10 1/2 in.)

    Medium

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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    Accession Number

    11.16039

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  • Min Ziqian (Bin Shiken), from the series The Twenty-four Paragons...

    about 1848 (Kôka 5/Kaei 1)

    Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861)

    Description

    No. 2 in the series.

    MFA impressions: 06.1144, 11.30097

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    Dimensions

    Vertical chûban; 24.2 x 16.5 cm (9 1/2 x 6 1/2 in.)

    Medium

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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    Accession Number

    11.30097

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  • Zeng Shen (So Shin), from the series The Twenty-four Paragons of...

    about 1848 (Kôka 5/Kaei 1)

    Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861)

    Description

    No. 3 in the series.

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    Dimensions

    Vertical chûban; 24 x 16.5 cm (9 7/16 x 6 1/2 in.)

    Medium

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

    Classification

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    Accession Number

    11.30100

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  • Actor Ichikawa Danjûrô VII

    1830s

    Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861)

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    Shikishiban; 21 x 18.5 cm (8 1/4 x 7 5/16 in.)

    Medium

    Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

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    Accession Number

    11.19917

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  • Actor Ichikawa Ebizô V as Kezori Kuemon

    1840 (Tenpô 11), 8th month

    Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861)

    Description

    Play: Koi Minato Hakata no Hitofushi
    Theater: Nakamura

    Details

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 37.9 x 26.1 cm (14 15/16 x 10 1/4 in.)

    Medium

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

    Classification

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    Accession Number

    11.21902

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  • Actor Ichikawa Kodanji IV as the Ghost of Asakura Tôgo

    1851 (Kaei 4), 8th month

    Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861)

    Description

    Diptych: 11.30460 (left), 11.38270 (right)

    Play: Higashiyama Sakura Sôshi
    Theater: Nakamura

    Details

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 37.6 x 26 cm (14 13/16 x 10 1/4 in.)

    Medium

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

    Classification

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    Accession Number

    11.30460

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  • Memorial Portrait of Actor Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII

    1854 (Kaei 7/Ansei 1), 8th month

    Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861)

    Description

    Triptych: 11.21486 (left), 11.21487 (center), 11.21488 (right)

    Details

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban triptych; 37.8 x 76.7 cm (14 7/8 x 30 3/16 in.)

    Medium

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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    Accession Number

    11.21486-8

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  • Susaki: (Actor Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as) Yazama Jûtarô, from...

    1852 (Kaei 5), 12th month

    Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.28847, 11.36622

    Play: Chûkô Kanagaki Kôshaku
    Theater: Kawarazaki

    Details

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban; 35.6 x 24.6 cm (14 x 9 11/16 in.)

    Medium

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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    Accession Number

    11.28847

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  • The Earth Spider Generates Monsters at the Mansion of Lord...

    1843 (Tenpô 14)

    Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861)

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    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban triptych; 35.8 x 73.1 cm (14 1/8 x 28 3/4 in.)

    Medium

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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    Accession Number

    11.39572a-c

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  • Plum Blossoms at Night (Yoru no ume)

    1843–47 (Tenpô 14–Kôka 4)

    Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861)

    Description

    MFA impressions: 11.36665a-c (complete triptych), 11.39578 (right sheet only)

    Details

    Dimensions

    Vertical ôban triptych; 36.2 x 72.4 cm (14 1/4 x 28 1/2 in.)

    Medium

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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    Accession Number

    11.36665a-c

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