Actors Nakamura Nakazō I and Nakamura Noshio I

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Actors Nakamura Nakazō I and Nakamura Noshio I

 

 

Name:
Katsukawa, Shunshō, 1726-1793 (Artist)
Title:
Actors Nakamura Nakazō I and Nakamura Noshio I
Other Titles:
Nakamura Nakazō, Nakamura Noshio 中村仲蔵 中村野塩
Abstract:
This print features the actors Nakamura Nakazō I on the left and Nakamura Noshio I on the right. Nakamura Nakazō I impersonates Hata Rokurozaemon as the samurai manservant Igaguri Hanehei. Nakamura Noshio I is shown in the guise of the lady-in-waiting Koto no Naishi. The two actors performed these roles in the dance segment "Umbrella Sleeves: Maple Foliage Elegant Tricks" (Sodegasa Momiji no Tekuda) from the play "Taiheiki War Tale: Clamor of the Battle" (Hikitsurete Yagoe Taiheiki). The Morita Theater featured this play in the eleventh month of 1776.
Format:
prints
Genre:
Figures (representations)
Place of Origin:
Edo (Tokyo), Japan
Date:
ca. 1776
Physical Description:
1 print ; sheet 12 1/2 x 8 5/8 in. (31.7 x 21.9 cm)
Note (Period):
Edo period
Note (Medium/support):
Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Note (Inscriptions/signatures):
Middle left: Katsu Shunshō-ga.
Note (Ownership):
The Stebbins Memorial Collection
Note:
Shunshō was the leading artist of the Katsukawa school and had several prominent ukiyo-e students. One of the first artists to design prints of kabuki actors in various roles, he focused on capturing a likeness of the facial features of the actors (nise-e).
Library Location:
Art Properties, Columbia University
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Catalog Record:
12004924
Digital Project:
Art Properties -- Columbia’s Art Collection Online
Persistent URL:
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-qd9p-qk91