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Nakayama Family Genealogy (right sheet of triptych), from the series 古今俳優似顔大全 Kokon yakusha nigao daizen (“Anthology of Actor Likenesses Past and Present”)

Photo Credit: Rich Sanders, Des Moines

Nakayama Family Genealogy (right sheet of triptych), from the series 古今俳優似顔大全 Kokon yakusha nigao daizen (“Anthology of Actor Likenesses Past and Present”)

Artist: Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786 - 1864)
Publisher: Hirookaya Kosuke (Japanese)
Date: 10th lunar month 1863
Medium: color woodblock print on paper
Dimensions:
Sheet (backing board): 13 11/16 × 9 3/4 in. (34.8 × 24.8 cm.)
Sheet: 13 1/4 × 9 1/4 in. (33.7 × 23.5 cm.)
Credit Line: Des Moines Art Center; Richard and Kay Ward Collection, 2014.29
Accession number: 2014.29
Classification: work on paper
Signed"oju Toyokuni hitsu" (red cartouche within image l,l)
Catalogue RaisonnéNDL 1687

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