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Actor Nakamura Shikan IV as Motome

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Actor Nakamura Shikan IV as Motome

Toyohara Kunichika

Artist Nationality
Japanese (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
circa 1883

Medium & Support
woodblock print on paper

10 in. x 7 in. ( 25.4 cm x 17.78 cm )

Credit Line
Gift of Stuart Katz

Subject 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.

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Primary Object Type
color print

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