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Sketches of Five Actors

 

Japanese Color Woodblock Print

Sketches of Five Actors

by Ishii Hakutei, 1915

Kataoka Nizaemon in the role of Yōjirō

IHL Cat. #848

About This Print

This print is one of seven small format prints created by Hakutei for the short-lived 1915 magazine Shin Nigao whose purpose was to advertise the kabuki theater and renew interest in actor prints.  The actors being depicted are unidentified. This print appeared in issue 2, published in July 19195.

For more information on this short-lived magazine whose purpose was to advertise the Kabuki theater and renew interest in actor prints, see the article Shin Nigao Magazine.

Print Details

 IHL Catalog  #848
 Title  Sketches of Five Actors 五人男スケッチ (as printed on original presentation page and on verso of this print - see below)
 Magazine  Shin Nigao (New Portraits) volume 2 新似顔 第一年
 Artist
 Ishii Hakutei (1882-1958)
 Signature
 No signature on print. 石井柏亭 畫 Ishii Hakutei ga printed on bottom of magazine page print was originally tipped to (see Miscellaneous below)
 Seal
柏 haku seal lower right corner
 Date  July 1915
 Edition  First and only edition printed in magazine Shin Nigao
 Publisher  Nigaodō 似顔洞
 Carver and Printer  Igami Bonkotsu (1875-1933)
 Impression  excellent
 Colors  excellent
 Condition  excellent
 Miscellaneous  printing on the magazine page print was originally tipped to and notation on print verso reading 五人男スケッチ  石井柏亭 (five sketches by Ishii Hakutei)



 Genre  shin hanga (new prints) nigao-e
 Format  Koban
 H x W Paper  7 1/8 x 4 1/2 in. (18.1 x 11.4 cm)
 Collections This Print  The British Museum 1991,1112,0.193.2 (entire magazine, only front cover shown); Art Research Center Ritsumeikan University BM-SJ193-02 (British Museum's copy of entire magazine with all pages shown)
 Reference Literature
last revision:
7/27/2020
11/19/2018
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