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Iwai Shijaku [I] as the wife, Oritsu, kneeling by a stream, towel in hand

Accession Number
2003/1.447

Title
Iwai Shijaku [I] as the wife, Oritsu, kneeling by a stream, towel in hand

Artist(s)
Utagawa Kunisada

Artist Nationality
Japanese (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
1822-1844

Medium & Support
woodblock print on paper

Dimensions
14 5/8 in. x 9 7/8 in. ( 37.2 cm x 25.1 cm )

Credit Line
Gift of Dr. James Hayes

Subject matter
Iwai Shijaku I was also known as Iwai Hanshiro VII.  He was the oldest son of Iwai Hanshirō V.  He was born in 1804 and active from 1806 until his death in 1845.  He spent time acting in Edo as well as Osaka.

Physical Description
In this print, a woman kneels on the floor, towel in hand.  She is pushing back the sleeve of her blue and white patterned robe and looking forward.  A cloud of steam rises behind her.
 
Inscriptions: Artist’s signature: Kunisada ga; Publisher’s seal: Kawashō; Censor’s seal: kiwame; Goemon nyōbō Oritsu, Iwai Shijaku

Primary Object Classification
Print

Primary Object Type
color print

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
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Keywords
actors
interior spaces (spaces by location)
kabuki
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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