Ichikawa Ebizô as Iwafuji (right leaf of triptych)

Accession Number

Ichikawa Ebizô as Iwafuji (right leaf of triptych)

Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Artist Nationality
Japanese (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
1820 - circa 1840

Medium & Support
woodblock print on paper

14 3/8 in. x 9 15/16 in. ( 36.5 cm x 25.2 cm )

Credit Line
Gift of Dr. James Hayes

Subject matter
Actor Ichikawa Danjūrō VII, also known as Ichikawa Ebizō V, was born in 1791.  He began acting in kabuki at the age of four.  He was known for a wide variety of role types.  He died in 1859.

Physical Description
The woman standing in this print wears a brown robe with a blue and green sash.  She holds a wooden sword close to her chin.  The sliding screens in the background are painted with trees and flowers against a blue background.
Inscriptions: Artist’s signature: Kuniyoshi ga; Publisher’s seal: Hon, Edo, Sen’ichi; Censor’s seal: Kiwame; Iwafuji, Ichikawa Ebizō
This is the right panel of a triptych (with 2013/1.511.1 and 2013/1.511.2)

Primary Object Classification

Primary Object Type
color print

Collection Area

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theater (discipline)
women (female humans)

1 Related Resource

Kabuki Images
(Part of 10 Learning Collections)

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