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Ichimura Uzaemon [XII] as the wife, Otoki

Accession Number
2003/1.421

Title
Ichimura Uzaemon [XII] as the wife, Otoki

Artist(s)
Utagawa Kunisada

Artist Nationality
Japanese (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
1821-1844

Medium & Support
color woodblock print on paper

Dimensions
14 5/8 in. x 10 3/16 in. ( 37.2 cm x 25.8 cm )

Credit Line
Gift of Dr. James Hayes

Subject matter
Actor Ichimura Uzaemon XII was also known as Ichimura Takenojō V. He was born in 1812 and active from 1818 until his death in 1851.

Physical Description
The woman in this print wears a purple and green robe (faded) with a black sash.  She holds a comb in her right hand and raises her left hand to her forehead.  The frame of a building is visible to her right.  Blocks of calligraphy hang in the background.
 
Inscriptions: Author’s signature: [undesciphered] Kunisada ga; Nyōbō Otoki, Ichimura Uzaemon; Publisher’s seal: Tsutaya Kichizō; Censor’s seal: Kiwame

Primary Object Classification
Print

Primary Object Type
color print

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
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Keywords
actors
kabuki
theater (discipline)
wives
women (female humans)

2 Related Resources

Japan Pax Tokugawa 1600-1868
(Part of: Empires and Colonialism)
Kabuki Images
(Part of 10 Learning Collections)

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