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Iwai Shijaku [I] as Fushimi, carrying a bucket of Sumidagawa saké

Accession Number
2003/1.510

Title
Iwai Shijaku [I] as Fushimi, carrying a bucket of Sumidagawa saké

Artist(s)
Utagawa Kuniyasu

Object Creation Date
1822-1832

Medium & Support
woodblock print on paper

Dimensions
14 5/8 in. x 10 1/2 in. ( 37.2 cm x 26.7 cm )

Credit Line
Gift of Dr. James Hayes

Subject matter
Actor Iwai Shijaku I, also known as Iwai Hanshirō VII, was the oldest son of Iwai Hanshirō V.  He was born in 1804 and died in 1845.

Physical Description
In this print, a woman walks under an umbrella in the snow.  She wears an orange and green checked robe with a blue sash and carries a bucket by a rope (with name Sumidagawa) in her right hand.  The sky in the background is dark, and snow is falling.
 
Inscriptions: Artist’s signature: Kuniyasu ga; Publisher’s seal: Hei; Censor’s seal: Kiwame; Fushimi, Iwai Shijaku

Primary Object Classification
Print

Primary Object Type
color print

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
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Keywords
actors
kabuki
snow (precipitation)
theater (discipline)
umbrellas

2 Related Resources

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

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