The Actor Kawarazaki Gonjuro I (1838-1903) as Osarabakuzo Denji, from the series "Thieves in Designs of the Time"
Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
Color woodblock print on paper
14 5/8 x 10 1/16 in. (37.1 x 25.6 cm) (show scale)
Censor seal. Engraver's seal. Publisher's seal.
Artist's signature: Toyokuni ga (red cartouche, left)
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Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786-1865). The Actor Kawarazaki Gonjuro I (1838-1903) as Osarabakuzo Denji, from the series "Thieves in Designs of the Time," 1859. Color woodblock print on paper, 14 5/8 x 10 1/16 in. (37.1 x 25.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Anonymous gift, 76.151.27 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 76.151.27_PS1.jpg)
overall, 76.151.27_PS1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2007
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Page from the series entitled "Jidai Mo Iu Ataru Shiranami" in Japanese series ("Notorious Thieves of the Day").
Thief, Kasafube Koso fuji (?), shown standing in front of a large section of a tree trunk holding a large knife in his right hand and wiping it off with a white cloth in his left. The figure is dressed in a short dark blue coat decorated with a repeated design of the heads of horned "oni". Blue-green background. Some mica and gauffrage.
Condition: Good. Needed to be rematted, but was rematted on 6/1/79.
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