Nakamura Tomijūrō II as the Wife (Nyōbō) Oryū, actually the Spirit of a Willow Tree (Yanagi no sei) (R), Ichikawa Danjūrō VIII as the Woodcutter (Kikori) Magosaku (C), and Nakamura Nakasuke II as the Villain (Warumono) Iwamatsu (L)

Artist: Utagawa Kunisada 歌川国貞 (1786-1865)
Publisher: Kiya Sōjirō 木屋宗次郎 (act. 1851-1904)
Block carver: Ōta Tashichi (Komakichi) 太田多七
Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1854, 3rd month
Ink and color on paper
H x W (521a (right)): 35.3 × 25 cm (13 7/8 × 9 7/8 in) H x W (521 (left)): 35.4 × 25.1 cm (13 15/16 × 9 7/8 in)
Credit Line
The Pearl and Seymour Moskowitz Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Woodblock print

Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, The Pearl and Seymour Moskowitz Collection
Provenance research underway.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
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