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Yaozō in the role of Kiyomasa

 

Japanese Color Woodblock Print

Yaozō in the role of Kiyomasa

by Matsuda Seifū, 1915



IHL Cat. #231

About This Print

One of fourteen prints by the artist that appeared in the magazine Shin Nigao whose purpose was to advertise the Kabuki theater and renew interest in actor prints. This print appeared in the 4th issue published in October 1915 and portrays the actor Ichikawa Yaozō VII in the role of Kiyomasa in the production of Zōho momoyama monogatari at the Hongō-za.  

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.

The Actor in the Print

Source: Kabuki 21 website http://www.kabuki21.com/chusha7.php
The actor Ichikawa Yaozō VII, also known as Ichikawa Chūsha VII, who was born c. 1860 and died in 1936.

Print Details

 IHL Catalog  #231
 Title/Description  The actor [Ichikawa] Yaoz in the role of Kiyomasa
清正 Kiyomasa (
八百蔵) Yaozō
 Magazine  Shin Nigao (New Portraits) volume 4 新似顔 第一年四編
 Artist
 Matsuda Seifū (1880-1978)
 Signature
Seifū 

 畫 Matsuda Seifū ga printed on bottom of magazine page print was originally tipped to.
 Seal  Artist's 青 "Ao" seal (as shown above)
 Date  October 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  
 Genre  shin hanga (new prints); nigao-e
 Format  koban
 H x W Paper  7 1/8 x 4 1/2 in. (18.1 x 10.8 cm)
 Collections This Print  The British Museum 1991,1112,0.193.4 (entire magazine, only front cover shown); Art Research Center Ritsumeikan University BM-SJ193-04  (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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