Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1865). <em>The Actor Kataoka Nizaemon VIII (1810-1863) as Kumokiri Nizaemon, from the series "Thieves in Designs of the Time,"</em> 1859. Color woodblock print on paper, 14 1/2 x 9 7/8 in. (36.8 x 25.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Anonymous gift, 76.151.28 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 76.151.28_PS1.jpg)

The Actor Kataoka Nizaemon VIII (1810-1863) as Kumokiri Nizaemon, from the series "Thieves in Designs of the Time"

Artist:Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III)

Medium: Color woodblock print on paper

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Dates:1859

Dimensions: 14 1/2 x 9 7/8 in. (36.8 x 25.1 cm)

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Accession Number: 76.151.28

Image: 76.151.28_PS1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Page from the series entitled "Jidai Mo Iu Ataru Shiranami" in Japanese series ("Notorious Thieves of the Day"). The thief Kumokiri Nin Sayeimon (?) shown seated on a wood chest with a smoking pipe in his mouth, a tabacco pouch in his right hand and his left hand drawn across his chest to hold a tie-dyed cloth at the back of his neck. The figure is dressed in a short dark coat with a design of a rampant dragon and wears thongs on his feet. Condition: Good. Needed to be rematted, but was rematted on 6/1/79.

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