Iwai Shijaku [I] as the wife, Oritsu, kneeling by a stream, towel in handArtist(s)Utagawa KunisadaArtist NationalityJapanese (culture or style)Object Creation Date1822-1844Medium & Supportwoodblock print on paperDimensions
14 5/8 in. x 9 7/8 in. ( 37.2 cm x 25.1 cm )Credit LineGift of Dr. James HayesSubject matter
Iwai Shijaku I was also known as Iwai Hanshiro VII. He was the oldest son of Iwai Hanshirō V. He was born in 1804 and active from 1806 until his death in 1845. He spent time acting in Edo as well as Osaka.Physical Description
In this print, a woman kneels on the floor, towel in hand. She is pushing back the sleeve of her blue and white patterned robe and looking forward. A cloud of steam rises behind her.
Inscriptions: Artist’s signature: Kunisada ga; Publisher’s seal: Kawashō; Censor’s seal: kiwame; Goemon nyōbō Oritsu, Iwai ShijakuPrimary Object Classification Print Primary Object Typecolor printCollection AreaAsianRights
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interior spaces (spaces by location)
women (female humans)