Noh chanter, from a collaborative album of 11 pagesArtist(s)JapaneseArtist NationalityJapanese (culture or style)Object Creation Datecirca 1923Medium & Supportalbum leaf, ink and light color on paperDimensions
10 5/8 in x 14 1/16 in (27 cm x 35.8 cm);10 5/8 in x 7 1/16 in x 11/16 in (27 cm x 18 cm x 1.8 cm)Credit LineGift of Dr. and Mrs. J. Robert WillsonSubject matter
This appears to be a live sketch of a Noh performer during a performance. The tree behind the individual is typical of the Noh set and the performer has their mouth open in recitation. Noh performers typically wear heavy makeup as signified by the lined lips in this depiction. Noh performance paintings are not uncommon as the performance art is highly respected and visually appealing. Physical Description
This is a painting in black ink depicting a single figure in the middle. The figure appears to be a Noh performer wearing Noh performance clothing and sitting in front of sliding doors with trees painted on them (the set). The Noh performer sits behind what appears to be a reading stand and has their mouth open to give the impression of recitation. There is a signature on the right lower side of the figure and has two red stamps. On the opposite side of the individual is a cup. Primary Object Classification Unbound Work Primary Object TypeleafAdditional Object Classification(s)PaintingCollection AreaAsianRights
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