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Actor Nakamura Shikan IV as Motome

Accession Number
2009/2.19

Title
Actor Nakamura Shikan IV as Motome

Artist(s)
Toyohara Kunichika

Artist Nationality
Japanese (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
circa 1883

Medium & Support
woodblock print on paper

Dimensions
10 in. x 7 in. ( 25.4 cm x 17.78 cm )

Credit Line
Gift of Stuart Katz

Subject matter
Ukiyo-e print of Kabuki actor Nakamura Shikan IV as Motome. Nakamura Shikan IV was a famous Meiji kabuki actor adopted by Nakamura Utaemon IV from the Narikomaya guild.

Physical Description
Kabuki actor Nakamura Shikan IV as Motome wears his hair in a top know with ornament. His eyes look upwards and his thin, red-lipped mouth lies open to reveal his teeth. He wears a blueish purple kimono with floral designs. Cartouches of text lie in the upper to corners and far left.

Primary Object Classification
Print

Primary Object Type
color print

Additional Object Classification(s)
Print

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
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Keywords
Ukiyo-e
actors (performing artists)
theaters (buildings)

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