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Ichikawa Danjûrô [VII or VIII] as Tsubone Iwafuji (old woman carrying a sandal, under a cherry tree)

Accession Number
2003/1.446

Title
Ichikawa Danjûrô [VII or VIII] as Tsubone Iwafuji (old woman carrying a sandal, under a cherry tree)

Artist(s)
Utagawa Kunisada

Artist Nationality
Japanese (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
circa 1820 - 1844

Medium & Support
woodblock print on paper

Dimensions
15 1/4 in. x 10 3/8 in. ( 38.8 cm x 26.3 cm )

Credit Line
Gift of Dr. James Hayes

Subject matter
Actor Ichikawa Danjūrō VII was born in 1791.  He began acting in kabuki at the age of four.  He was known for a wide variety of role types.  He held the name Danjūrō from 1800 to 1833.  He died in 1859.

Physical Description
The woman in this print is hunched over, showing her back to the viewer and holding a sandal behind her.  She wears a white outer robe with colourful leaves and stands under a flowering tree.
 
Inscriptions: Artist’s signature: Kunisada ga; Publisher’s seal: sa; Censor’s seal: kiwame; Tsubone Iwafuji, Ichikawa Danjūrō

Primary Object Classification
Print

Primary Object Type
color print

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
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Keywords
actors
kabuki
ladies-in-waiting
sandals
theater (discipline)
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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