Mirrors for Collage Pictures in the Modern Style: Ichimura Uzaemon XIII as Tedai ShigesaburōArtist(s)Utagawa KunisadaArtist NationalityJapanese (culture or style)Object Creation Date1860Medium & Supportwoodblock print on paperDimensions
14 1/16 in x 9 13/16 in (35.8 cm x 25 cm)Credit LineGift of Dr. James HayesLabel copy
Gallery Rotation Fall 2013
Utagawa Toyokuni III (Kunisada)
Modern Mirrors (Imayô Oshie Kagami): Tedai Jûzaburô
Edo period (1615–1868)
Color woodblock print on paper
Gift of Dr. James Hayes, 2003/1.489Subject matter
This pring shows actor Ichimura Uzaemon XIII who also held the name Onoe Kikugorō V. He was born to a family of kabuki actors in Edo in 1844. He was active from the time he was a child, in 1848, until shortly before his death in 1903. He was known for his roles in contemporary plays and was the head of the Nakamura-za in 1869.Physical Description
This print shows a portrait of a man encircled by a black frame decorated with gold crests. Pieces of fabric around the frame give the appearance of depth. The man is dressed in a black and red robe underneath a blue striped jacket. Lines of calligraphy decorate the background along with cartouches and texture.
Inscriptions: Imayō oshi-e kagami (Title); Shōrindō (Publisher's seal); Toyokuni ga (Signature); Saru 2, aratame (Censors' seal)Primary Object ClassificationPrintCollection AreaAsianRights
If you are interested in using an image for a publication, please visit http://umma.umich.edu/request-image
for more information and to fill out the online Image Rights and Reproductions Request Form.
actors (performing artists)
men (male humans)