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Kataoka Nizaemon in the role of Yōjirō

Sawamura Gennosuke (IV) in the role of Otomi
 

Japanese Color Woodblock Print

Kataoka Nizaemon in the role of Yōjirō

by Matsuda Seifū, 1915

Kiyoko in the role of Akagashi Mitsue

IHL Cat. #2178

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 featuring the actor Kitaoka Nizaemon (XI) in the role of Yōjirō, in a play which ran in April 1915 at the Kabuki-za, was published in the first issue of the magazine in June 1915. 

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 this Print

For information on this actor see the article The Kabuki Actor on this site and scroll to the artist's name.

Print Details

 IHL Catalog #2178
 Title/Description Kataoka Nizaemon [XI] [in the role of] Yōjirō 片岡 仁左衛門 與次郎
 MagazineShin Nigao (New Portraits) volume unknown 新似顔 第一年
 Artist 
 Matsuda Seifū (1880-1978)
 Signature 
Seifū 
 Seal Artist's 青 "Ao" seal (as shown above)
 Date June 1915
 Edition First and only edition printed in magazine Shin Nigao
 Publisher Nigaodō 似顔洞
 Carver Igami Bonkotsu (1875-1933)
 Printer Nakamura Sanjirō 中村三次郎
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition good - slight overall toning; binding holes left margin; insect holes repaired verso
 Miscellaneous silver mica ink used for background
 Genre shin hanga (new prints); nigao-e
 Format koban
 H x W Paper 7 1/4 x 4 13/16 in. (18.4 x 12.2 cm) 
 H x W Image 6 9/16 x 4 3/16 in. (15.2 x 10.6 cm)
 Collections This Print The British Museum 1991,1112,0.193.3 (entire magazine, only front cover shown); Art Research Center Ritsumeikan University BM-SJ193-03 (British Museum's copy of entire magazine with all pages shown)
 Reference Literature 
last update:
7/28/2020
10/18/2019 created
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