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A woman with a sword looks back to her left. Her right hand is hidden by her long sleeve, just above the sword handle. Her blue outer robe is partially removed and reveals a patterned red and blue robe beneath. The bottom of the outer robe has a spray of flowers, and a crest adorns the left sleeve. A lantern lights up the stage behind her.<br /><br />
Unidentified inscriptions.
Shunshō Katsukawa (Japanese (culture or style))
Iwai Hanshirō IV as an Onnadate
1750 – 1799
Museum Purchase
A man stands calmly looking to the left. He wears a formal sleeveless top (<em>kataginu</em>) and a matching, tan skirt (<em>hakama</em>). Underneath is an orange robe with white designs that match those on the skirt. He carries a sword at his side.<br /><br />
Inscriptions: Publisher's seal: Iwa; Signed: Shun'ei ga
Katsukawa Shun'ei (Japanese (culture or style))
The Treasury of Loyal Retainers (Chūshingura): Sawamura Sōjūrō III as Enya Hangan
1770 – 1801
Museum Purchase
A man stands in a full-length portrait, turned slightly to the left, but looking directly at the viewer. He is in historical costume with a short cape, high dark hat with a white feather and fitted vest and pants. The dark background is not described.
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American (North American))
Irving as Philip of Spain, No. 1
1876 – 1877
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
Portrait of a woman wearing men's clothing with a top hat, scarf around her neck and a suit jacket.
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Madame Rejane
1867 – 1899
Gift in honor of Louis C. and Helen Grace Andrews
This print shows a man wearing a bright blue robe. There are white circles on each shoulder. He holds something brown in his right hand. The background is red, and a green band with white crests borders the entire print.<br />
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Inscriptions: Meiji 6 tori nen; Toyohara Kunichika-hitsu; Katkiuchi chikai no Hikosan; Keyamura Rokusuke, Nakamura Shikan;
Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese (culture or style))
Promise of Revenge at Hikosan: Nakamura Shikan IV as Keyamura Rokusuke
Gift of Stuart Katz
In this print, a man pulls his chin downward and looks forward against a plain background.  He wears a lightly patterned white robe underneath black and gold.  The hilt of a sword is visible at his waist.  His hair is pulled up into a tight topknot.<br />
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Inscriptions: Artist’s signature: Masamitsu; unidentified publisher’s seal; Title: Shōwa butai sugata sono ni, Moritsuna, Kyūdaime, Ichikawa Ebizō
Masamitsu Ota
Actor Ichikawa Ebizo as Moritsuna
Gift of Stuart Katz
A man hunches over as he carries the end of an oar. He is barefoot and wears robes in several bright patterns. A sword is visible at his right hip. One of his legs is raised as if to take a step. The background behind him is water.<br /><br />
This is the center panel of a triptych (with 2011/2.193.1 and 2011/2.193.3).<br /><br />
Inscriptions: Sendō Matsuemon jitsu wa Higuchi no Jirō; Kuniyoshi ga (Artist's signature); To (Publisher's seal); Hama, Magome (Censor's seals)<br />
Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese (culture or style))
Alphabetical Tales of Glory and Decline: Nakamura Utaemon IV as Higuchi no Jirō Disguised as the Boatman Matsuemon
1849 – 1852
Gift of Sharlynn and Andrew Circo, in memory of Sotokichi Katsuizumi
In this image, a woman holds a pin up to her hair. She wears a blue patterned robe and a black sash with a purple, floral border. The wall behind her is missing in places. Above her is a shelf.<br />
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This is the center panel of a triptych (with 2003/1.409.1 and 2003/1.409.3).<br /><br />
Inscriptions: Okuni, Nakaura Fukusuke; Toyohara Chikanobu hitsu (Artist's signature); Takekawa Sekichi (Publisher's seal)<br /><br />
Toyohara Chikanobu (Japanese (culture or style))
Lovebirds and Lightening in the Summer Rain: Nakamura Fukusuke IV as Okuni
Gift of Dr. James Hayes
The woman in this image stands in front of a long red bench.  She wears a colourful robe with a black top and tall sandals.  Her hair is elaborately decorated.  A flowering tree is visible behind her in front of the blue sky.<br />
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Inscriptions: Artist Signature: Kunisada ga; Publisher’s seal: Kyū ; Censor’s seal: kiwame; Kohina, Iwai Shijaku<br />
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This is the left panel of a triptych (the right panel, 2003/1.420.2).
Utagawa Kunisada (Japanese (culture or style))
Iwai Shijaku [I] as Kohina (left half of a diptych with 2003/1.420.2)
1822 – 1844
Gift of Dr. James Hayes
In this print, a woman stands next to a bamboo fence.  She wears a black robe with a grey sash.  A blue and white cloth covers her head.  Branches of a tree descend from the top of the print behind her.<br />
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Inscriptions: Artist’s signature: Kunisada ga; Publisher’s seal: To, Yamaguchi han; Censor’s seal: Kiwame; Nyōbō Oroku, Iwai Shijaku
Utagawa Kunisada (Japanese (culture or style))
Iwai Shijaku [I] as the wife, Oroku
1822 – 1844
Gift of Dr. James Hayes
This is a print of a woman seated on the ground next to a fence.  She wears a purple robe patterned with white and pink flowers and a black sash.  Her hair is elaborately decorated with ribbons and pins.  A tree grows near the fence behind her.<br />
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Inscriptions: Artist’s signature: Kunisada ga; Publisher’s seal: Kawagen (cut off); Censor’s seal: Kiwame (cut off); Tofuya Mibu (cut off) musume Omiya, Sawamura Tanosuke
Utagawa Kunisada (Japanese (culture or style))
Sawamura Tanosuke [II] as ... ya musume, Omiwa (?)
1808 – 1816
Gift of Dr. James Hayes
A man and a woman gaze at eachother at the center of this print. The woman’s hair is decorated with large pins, and she wears an elegant blue robe with white flowers. She holds a koto on her lap and a writing brush in her right hand. On the back of the koto are the characters go dai riki. The man holds a pipe in his hand and sits with his back against her legs. He wears a black robe with white hatches.<br /><br />
Inscriptions: Geisha Koman; Satsuma Gengobei; Toyokuni ga (Artist's signature); To, Asakusa, Namiki, Daitora han (Publisher's seal); aratame, tatsu 6 (Censor's seal)<br />
Utagawa Kunisada (Japanese (culture or style))
New Satsuma Style Made to Order: Iwai Kumesaburō III as Geisha Koman and Kataoka Gadō II as Satsuma Gengobei
Gift of Dr. James Hayes