Memorial portrait of Iwai Hanshirô [VI], gazing at an image of the late Segawa Kikunojô [V] as MiyaginoArtist(s)Utagawa KunisadaArtist NationalityJapanese (culture or style)Object Creation Date1836Medium & Supportwoodblock print on paperDimensions
13 7/8 in. x 9 9/16 in. ( 35.2 cm x 24.3 cm )Credit LineGift of Dr. James HayesLabel copy
This is an unusual print in several ways. It is dated to the eighth day of the fourth month of the Tempyô year, 1836, which was the day of Iwai Hanshirô VI's death. The print shows Hanshirô gazing at an image of Segawa Kikunojô V, another great onnagata, who had died in 1831.Primary Object Classification Print Primary Object Typecolor printCollection AreaAsianRights
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