Ichikawa Danjūrō VII (1791–1859) in the Role of Konoshita Tokichi from the Scene "Mountain Gate" in the Play Yakko Yakko Edo Hanayari
Utagawa Kunisada (Japanese, 1786–1865)
Edo period (1615–1868)
Polychrome woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper
8 3/16 x 7 7/16 in. (20.8 x 18.9 cm)
H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Gift of Mrs. J. Watson Webb, 1930
Not on view
This print, one sheet of a triptych, depicts Ichikawa Danjūrō VII holding in one hand an umbrella and in the other a duck, shot with an arrow and clasping a letter in its mouth. Danjūrō wears a kimono with a design of gourds, an emblem of his family since the time when Danjūrō II was given a gourd formerly used by the famous haiku poet Matsuo Bashō to store rice.
Signature: Gototei Kunisada ga
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Masterpieces from the Permanent Collection," July 2, 2005–November 29, 2005.