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Kabuki Actor Sawamura Tanosuke II Portraying the Beautiful Courtesan Ochiyo
Date: c. 1812
Culture: Japanese
Dimensions: image: 14 in. x 8 3/4 in. (35.6 x 22.2 cm) mat: 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
Medium: woodblock print
Credit Line: Gift of Stan and Connie Rajnak
Label Text: Toyokuni I set the Utagawa school on the course for prominance in the 19th century, especially with regard to kabuki actor prints. Theater patrons preferred Toyokuni's prints for the particularly faithful portrayal of scenes as they were performed on stage.
Object Number: 2016.8
Currently not on view