Two boys fighting over a doll - ROM2004_1156_2

ROM2004_1156_2

Two boys fighting over a doll

Medium:2-colour woodblock-prints on paper
Geography: Japan
Date: ca. 1745
Period: Edo period
Dimensions:
36.9 x 27.6 cm
Object number: 926.18.60
Credit Line: Sir Edmund Walker Collection
Not on view
DescriptionTwo brothers contending for large doll of Ichikawa Danjuro II. They are dressed in their best clothes, with hair tied up for Boy's Festival. Elder boy is standing on go board; Poem "ani yori mo kazo ga tsuyoshi shobu hiki" (The little stripling is stronger than his big brother when pulling at the irises!)
Collection:
Japan
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