Jul 9, 2014

Memorial Portrait of Matsumoto Kōshirō V, Age 75

Memorial Portrait of Matsumoto Kōshirō V, Age 75

c. 1838

Utagawa Kunihide 歌川 国英

(Japanese, active 1820s-1850s)

Color woodblock print

Sheet: 37.5 x 26.1 cm (14 3/4 x 10 1/4 in.)

Gift of Claude Cassirer 1977.68


Did you know?

This kabuki actor was known for playing bad guys. His fans would have collected this portrait as a memento following his death in May 1838.

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Japanese Art
Japanese Art
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