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Creator Name: Ippitsusai Buncho
Creator Nationality: Asian; Far East Asian; Japanese
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: Japanese; fl. c.1755-1790 Asia,East Asia,Japan
Creator Active Place: Asia,East Asia,Japan
Creator Name-CRT: Ippitsusai Buncho
Title: The actor Matsumoto Koshiro III as Kikuchi Hyogo Narikage in the play Katakiuchi Chuko Kagami (Vendetta: A Model of Loyalty and Filial Duty)
Title Type: preferred
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1770
Creation End Date: 1770
Creation Date: Edo period; 1770
Creation Place: Asia,East Asia,Japan
Object Type: Prints
Classification Term: Woodblock
Materials and Techniques: Woodblock print
Dimensions: Hosoban: 12 1/2 x 5 5/8 in.
Inscriptions: SIGNATURE Ippitsusai Buncho gaARTIST'S SEAL Mori ujiThe hand-written inscription added to the top left-hand corner of the print identifies the subject as Kikuchi Hyogo, played by Matsumoto Koshiro III (later Ichikawa Danjuro V) at the Nakamura Theater inthe autumn of Meiwa 7 (I770).
AMICA Contributor: The Art Institute of Chicago
Owner Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
ID Number: 1925.2402
Credit Line: The Art Institute of Chicago, The Clarence Buckingham Collection
Subject Description: Kabuki Nempyo describes Koshiro III appearing on this occasion in the guise of an old, white-haired man. He stands resolutely beside a stone lantern at the approach to a shrine, his sword drawn and an open umbrella over one shoulder. The costume consistsof a long black haori jacket over a lime green kimono decorated with purple panels bearing the actor's crest (mon). (Actor's Image, 1994)
AMICA ID: AIC_.1925.2402
AMICA Library Year: 1999
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright The Art Institute of Chicago, 1999
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