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Utagawa Kunisada - With an umbrella in the snow
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Utagawa Kunisada - L'attore Kabuki Iwai Kumesaburo II
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Cup with spout
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Cup with ibex
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Akshobya
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Box for paper and documents
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Candlestick base
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Safavid tile
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Commentary on the 40 Traditions
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Fragment of Prabhamandala
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Ushnishavijaya
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Stupa with cosmic Buddhas
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Mamluk Ampoule
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Prajñaparamita manuscript with double cover
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Winter landscape at a watercourse
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Tamon-Ten
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Akshobhya the Buddha of the eastern direction
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Mirror box
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Inro with Tokaido stations
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glass thu
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Hu vase with painted decoration
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Urn for the soul (Hunping)
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Reclining Buddha in Parinirvana
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Utagawa Toyokuni I - Fox dance
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Architectural fragment with Shiva and a Vyala
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Anthropomorphic neck jar
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Civil servant on high pedestal
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Jnana Dakshinamurti
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Head of Vishnu
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Shalabhanjika
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destroy
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Worship of Krishna
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Head of a bearded man (Silenus or Atlas)
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Buddha and ascetic
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The defeat of Mara
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Shakyamuni Buddha on the throne of lions
Utagawa Kunisada - With an umbrella in the snow
Utagawa Kunisada - L'attore Kabuki Iwai Kumesaburo II
Cup with spout
Cup with ibex
Akshobya
Box for paper and documents
Candlestick base
Safavid tile
Commentary on the 40 Traditions
Fragment of Prabhamandala
Ushnishavijaya
Stupa with cosmic Buddhas
Mamluk Ampoule
Prajñaparamita manuscript with double cover
Winter landscape at a watercourse
Tamon-Ten
Akshobhya the Buddha of the eastern direction
Mirror box
Inro with Tokaido stations
glass thu
Hu vase with painted decoration
Urn for the soul (Hunping)
Reclining Buddha in Parinirvana
Utagawa Toyokuni I - Fox dance
Architectural fragment with Shiva and a Vyala
Anthropomorphic neck jar
Civil servant on high pedestal
Jnana Dakshinamurti
Head of Vishnu
Shalabhanjika
destroy
Worship of Krishna
Head of a bearded man (Silenus or Atlas)
Buddha and ascetic
The defeat of Mara
Shakyamuni Buddha on the throne of lions

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Description

In this print we recognize the kabuki actor Iwai Hanshiro V (1776-1847) performing the "fox dance", probably inserted in the drama Yoshitsune and the Thousand Cherry Trees. In the foreground, the actor is caught dancing lively, resting on his left foot and holding a small drum with his right hand. The movement of the scene is concentrated only in this figure, while behind him the setting is much more rigid: the singer and the shamisen player seem to act as a pure background - even if the details and colors of the clothes are cared for. Even the stroke used appears different: soft and supple for the actor, hard and broken for the musicians.

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