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The Scandalous Love of Osome and Hisamatsu: Iwai Hanshirō V in three out of seven roles, Osome's mother Teishō, Osaku, and Omitsu

Accession Number
2003/1.457

Title
The Scandalous Love of Osome and Hisamatsu: Iwai Hanshirō V in three out of seven roles, Osome's mother Teishō, Osaku, and Omitsu

Artist(s)
Utagawa Kunisada

Artist Nationality
Japanese (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
1816-21

Medium & Support
woodblock print on paper

Dimensions
15 1/4 in x 10 3/8 in (38.74 cm x 26.35 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Dr. James Hayes

Subject matter
Iwai Hanshirō V also held the names Iwai Kumesaburō I and Iwai Tojaku I. He was born in 1776 and active from 1786 until shortly before his death in 1847. He was best known for his roles in contemporary plays and for his young onnagata (“female role” or “female form”) roles. He was also the father of the next two actors to hold the Hanshirō name.

Physical Description
This print shows four individuals. The woman standing on the left wears a long robe decorated at the bottom and carries a flowering tree branch over her shoulder. The woman on the right wears a green robe covered by a black outer-robe with white crests. Her head is covered in a black wrap. A woman squats beneath them with a baby on her back. She wears blue and pink robes.

Inscriptions: Ueyo (Publisher's seal); Kiwame + futakata (Censor's seals); Kunisada ga (Artist's signature); Iwai Hanshirō (Title) 
 

Primary Object Classification
Print

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
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actors
actors (performing artists)
cherry (plant)
infants
kabuki
nuns
theater (discipline)

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Girlhood
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