Actor Nakamura Shikan IV as MotomeArtist(s)Toyohara Kunichika Artist NationalityJapanese (culture or style)Object Creation Datecirca 1883Medium & Supportwoodblock print on paperDimensions
10 in. x 7 in. ( 25.4 cm x 17.78 cm )Credit LineGift of Stuart KatzSubject matter
Ukiyo-e print of Kabuki actor Nakamura Shikan IV as Motome. Nakamura Shikan IV was a famous Meiji kabuki actor adopted by Nakamura Utaemon IV from the Narikomaya guild.Physical Description
Kabuki actor Nakamura Shikan IV as Motome wears his hair in a top know with ornament. His eyes look upwards and his thin, red-lipped mouth lies open to reveal his teeth. He wears a blueish purple kimono with floral designs. Cartouches of text lie in the upper to corners and far left.Primary Object Classification Print Primary Object Typecolor printAdditional Object Classification(s)PrintCollection AreaAsianRights
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