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ca. 1807-1818
19th century
160 x 267 mm (6.3 x 10.5 in.)

Kunisada Utagawa , aka Kôchôrô, Toyokuni III, Japanese, (1786–1864)

Object Type: matrices
Medium and Support: Cherry wood carved on both sides
Edition: Kunisada began to produce his first book illustrations in 1807. Carved on both sides for book illustrations or surimono, this is one of two blocks in the collection for “Ona Masakado,” the story of a warrior during the Gempe era.
Marks: Inscribed in ink in Japanese characters, on paper affixed to sides of blocks: “Kunisada / The Early Years / The Reign Period”
Provenance / Collectors' Marks: Purchased by the donor from a New York dealer in 1953.
Credit Line: Gift of Joe Lucca in honor of Russell T. Limbach, 1991
Accession Number: 1991.14.1

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  • matrices
  • printmaking - Use for the activity of producing prints as works of art; for the specific processes employed, use such terms as "intaglio printing" or "mezzotint." For the production of other types of printed material, use "printing." [April 1993 related terms added. October 1991 scope note changed; descriptor moved.]
  • printmaking techniques
  • Ukiyo-e

  • image Dimensions: 160 x 267 mm (6.3 x 10.5 in.)

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