Utagawa Toyokuni III  (Kunisada) (Japanese, 1786-1864). <em>The Actor Kawarazaki Gonjuro I (1838-1903) as Osarabakuzo Denji, from the series "Thieves in Designs of the Time,"</em> 1859. Woodblock print, 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)

The Actor Kawarazaki Gonjuro I (1838-1903) as Osarabakuzo Denji, from the series "Thieves in Designs of the Time"

Artist:Utagawa Toyokuni III (Kunisada)

Medium: Woodblock print

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Dates:1859

Dimensions: 14 5/8 x 10 1/16 in. (37.1 x 25.6 cm)

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Museum Location: Brooklyn Museum, BMA, 2N12, A611

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Accession Number: 76.151.27

Image: 76.151.27_PS1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
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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