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Actor as Rokusaburô the Carpenter with a giant carp: P.71-1999

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Actor as Rokusaburô the Carpenter with a giant carp
Translated as: Ri
Translated as: Neatly Written Syllabary in the Seven Styles
Kiyogaki nanatsu iroha


Designer: Kunisada, Utagawa
Publisher: Hayashiya Shôgorô
Blockcutter: Yokokawa Takejirô




Colour print from woodblocks, Toyokuni ga. Hayashiya Shogoro. Hori-Take. Aratame. 1856/6


History note: Private collection, Boston; Israel Goldman

Legal notes

Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam with the aid of the MGC Purchase Grant Fund and the National Art Collections Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: ôban mm

Place(s) associated

  • Edo ⪼ Japan

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1999) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


Production date: AD 1856-06

School or Style


Materials used in production

Coloured ink

Components of the work

Support composed of Japanese paper

Techniques used in production

Colour printing

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Toyokuni ga.
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Hayashiya Shôgorô
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Publisher's mark
  • Text: Hori-Take
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Blockcutter's seal
  • Text: aratame
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Censor's seal
  • Text: 1856/6
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Date

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.71-1999
Primary reference Number: 9464
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Monday 15 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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