Nakamura Shikan [III] as the child ... maru holding a handscroll (right half of diptych; pair with 2003/1.436.1)Artist(s)Utagawa KunisadaArtist NationalityJapanese (culture or style)Object Creation Date1836-1844Medium & Supportwoodblock print on paperDimensions
14 7/16 in. x 9 15/16 in. ( 36.6 cm x 25.2 cm )Credit LineGift of Dr. James HayesSubject matter
Actor Nakamura Shikan II, also known as Nakamura Utaemon IV, was born in 1796 and active from 1813 until his death in 1852. He was best known for his roles in period plays and good at tachiyaku (lead protagonist), jitsuaku (villain), and onnagata (“female form” or “female role”) roles. Physical Description
In this print, a boy sits on a crate. His robe is green with elaborate patterns. His blue pants are torn and show the green of the robe underneath. He holds a blue scroll up over his head. A black bird flies above him.
Inscriptions: Artist’s signature: Kunisada ga: Publisher’s seal: Tōriaburachō, Tsuruki han; censor’s seal: kiwame; Ji Sutewakamaru, Nakamura ShikanPrimary Object Classification Print Primary Object Typecolor printCollection AreaAsianRights
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children (people by age group)
scrolls (information artifacts)