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Sadanji in the role of Togashi

 

Japanese Color Woodblock Print

Sadanji in the role of Togashi

by Matsuda Seifū, 1915


IHL Cat. #279

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 which depicts the actor Ichikawa Sadanji II in the role of Togashi appeared in the first issue of the magazine published 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.

Print Details

 IHL Catalog  #279
 Title/Description
The actor Sadanji II in the role of Togashi
Sadanji no Togashi 左團次
富樫 (as noted on print's verso, seen left) The actor Ichikawa Sadanji II in the role of Togashi

(Shintomi-za Theater Kyogen in April as noted on adjoining page in Shin Nigao)
 Magazine  Shin Nigao (New Portraits) volume 1 新似顔 第一年初編
 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  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  excellent
 Miscellaneous  
 Genre  shin hanga (new prints); nigao-e
 Format  Koban
 H x W Paper  7 1/4 x 4 5/8 in. (18.6 x 11.7 cm)
 Collections This Print  The British Museum 1991,1112,0.193.1 (entire magazine, only front cover shown); Art Research Center Ritsumeikan University BM-SJ193-01 (British Museum's copy of entire magazine with all pages shown)
 Reference Literature
last revision:
7/27/2020
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