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Creator Name: Katsukawa, Shunsho
Creator Nationality: Asian; Far East Asian; Japanese
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: Japanese; 1726-1792 Asia,East Asia,Japan
Creator Active Place: Asia,East Asia,Japan
Creator Name-CRT: Katsukawa Shunsho
Title: A page from the illustrated book Yakusha Kuni no Hana (Prominent Actors of Japan)
Title Type: preferred
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1771
Creation End Date: 1772
Creation Date: Edo period, Ca. 1771-1772
Creation Place: Asia,East Asia,Japan
Object Type: Prints
Classification Term: Woodblock
Materials and Techniques: Woodblock print.
Dimensions: 16.7 x 13.5 cm6 1/2 x 5 3/8"
AMICA Contributor: The Art Institute of Chicago
Owner Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
ID Number: 1939.795
Credit Line: The Art Institute of Chicago, Frederick W. Gookin Collection
Subject Description: In the second part Nakamura Tomijuro I appears as Nagoya Osan, who seeks to avenge the murder of her father, Nagoya Saburozaemon. She spends every evening cormorant fishing in the Gifu River, and is overjoyed when her father's precious sword Narataro is brought up from the river in the beak of one of the cormorants. Here Tomijuro I poses triumphantly on the bank of the Gifu River, holding up a torch as the cormorant fishermen did to attract their catch. Thrust through the actor's sash is the sought-for sword. ('The Actor's Image', 1994)
AMICA ID: AIC_.1939.795
AMICA Library Year: 1999
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright The Art Institute of Chicago, 1999
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