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Promise of Revenge at Hikosan: Nakamura Shikan IV as Keyamura Rokusuke

Accession Number
2006/2.68

Title
Promise of Revenge at Hikosan: Nakamura Shikan IV as Keyamura Rokusuke

Artist(s)
Toyohara Kunichika

Artist Nationality
Japanese (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
1873

Medium & Support
woodblock print on paper

Dimensions
14 3/8 in x 9 5/8 in (36.5 cm x 24.5 cm);14 3/8 in x 9 5/8 in (36.5 cm x 24.5 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Stuart Katz

Subject matter
Actor Nakamura Shikan IV was born into the Nakamura family of kabuki actors in Edo (present-day Tokyo) in 1810. He was active from the time he was a child in 1813 until his death in 1847. He was known for his roles as both tachiyaku (lead protagonist) and young onnagata (“female form” or “female role”).

Physical Description
This print shows a man wearing a bright blue robe. There are white circles on each shoulder. He holds something brown in his right hand. The background is red, and a green band with white crests borders the entire print.
 
Inscriptions: Meiji 6 tori nen; Toyohara Kunichika-hitsu; Katkiuchi chikai no Hikosan; Keyamura Rokusuke, Nakamura Shikan;

Primary Object Classification
Print

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
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Keywords
actors (performing artists)
kimonos
men (male humans)
theater (discipline)

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