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Sketches of Five Actors

 

Japanese Color Woodblock Print

Sketches of Five Actors

by Ishii Hakutei, 1915


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.

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 unknown 新似顔 第一年?編
 Artist
 Ishii Hakutei (1882-1958)
 Signature
 Ishii Hakutei printed on bottom of magazine page print was originally affixed to (see Miscellaneous below)
 Seal
柏 haku seal lower right corner
 Date  1915
 Edition  First and only edition printed in magazine Shin Nigao
 Publisher  Nigaodō 似顔洞
 Carver  Igami Bonkotsu (1875-1933)
 Impression  excellent
 Colors  excellent
 Condition  excellent
 Miscellaneous  
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  
 Reference Literature
last revision:
11/19/2018
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