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Iwai Shijaku [I] as Ohatsu ( central leaf of triptych)

Accession Number
2003/1.511.2

Title
Iwai Shijaku [I] as Ohatsu ( central leaf of triptych)

Artist(s)
Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Artist Nationality
Japanese (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
1822-1844

Medium & Support
woodblock print on paper

Dimensions
14 5/16 in. x 9 13/16 in. ( 36.4 cm x 24.9 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 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 Type
color print

Collection Area
Asian

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

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