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Actor Ichikawa Ebizo as Moritsuna

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Actor Ichikawa Ebizo as Moritsuna

Masamitsu Ota

Object Creation Date

Medium & Support
woodblock print on paper

16 1/4 in. x 10 7/8 in. ( 41.28 cm x 27.62 cm )

Credit Line
Gift of Stuart Katz

Subject matter
Ichikawa Ebizō IX, also known as Ichikawa Danjurō XI, is from a long lineage of kabuki actors.  He was born in 1909 and held the name Ichikawa Ebizō from 1940-1962.  He died in 1965.

Physical Description
In this print, a man pulls his chin downward and looks forward against a plain background.  He wears a lightly patterned white robe underneath black and gold.  The hilt of a sword is visible at his waist.  His hair is pulled up into a tight topknot.
Inscriptions: Artist’s signature: Masamitsu; unidentified publisher’s seal; Title: Shōwa butai sugata sono ni, Moritsuna, Kyūdaime, Ichikawa Ebizō

Primary Object Classification

Primary Object Type
color print

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actors (performing artists)
theater (discipline)

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