Colour woodblock print, ukiyo-e

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Colour woodblock print, ukiyo-e

Right-hand print of diptych illustrating two actors. This one is Iwai Kumesaburo (Hanshiro V1) as the character Ko-ume. The print is signed Gototei Kunisada and published by Yamamoto-ya Heikichi. The censor mark is kiwame.

The male actor playing the character Ko-Ume which is written in the lantern, is holding a small button down purse and a long case, possibly for a pipe and tobacco. Around netsuke is attached to them to hold them in place on the obi.

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Online ID: 000-190-001-292-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  A.1887.745
Date: 1859
19th century
What: Book / sheet / roll / drawing / collection
Subject: Prints
Where: Japan
Description: Collection of one hundred and sixteen books, five hundred sheets, twenty nine rolls, and two drawings, printed in colours: Japan, 19th century
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