Iwai Shijaku [I] as Ohatsu ( central leaf of triptych)Artist(s)Utagawa Kuniyoshi Artist NationalityJapanese (culture or style)Object Creation Date1822-1844Medium & Supportwoodblock print on paperDimensions
14 5/16 in. x 9 13/16 in. ( 36.4 cm x 24.9 cm )Credit LineGift of Dr. James HayesSubject 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 looks behind her from the floor on her hands and knees. Her feet are bare. She wears a brown plaid robe and blue sash. A wooden sword is on the floor near her hands. The sliding screens in the background are painted with trees and flowers against a blue background.
Inscriptions: Artist’s signature: Kuniyoshi ga; Publisher’s seal: Hon, Edo, Sen’ichi; Ohatsu, Iwai Shijaku
This is the center panel of a triptych (with 2013/1.511.1 and 2013/1.511.3).Primary Object Classification Print Primary Object Typecolor printCollection AreaAsianRights
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women (female humans)