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Ennosuke Applying Makeup

Wada Sanzō (1883-1967)

Japanese Color Woodblock Print

Ennosuke Applying Makeup

by Wada Sanzō, 1950

Wada Sanzō (1883-1967)

IHL Cat. #1010

About This Print

A rarely encountered print from the artist published by Kyoto Hangain in 1950, picturing the actor Ichikawa Ennosuke II 市川猿之助 (1888-1963) applying makeup in his dressing room.  Done in the same style as Wada's famous series Japanese Vocations in Pictures the print, it is not part of this series, being published prior to Kyoto Hangain's re-issuing of series one and two of Japanese Vocations in Pictures, originally published by Nishinomiya Shoin before the War, and their newly issued series three of Japanese Vocations in Pictures,, which they began publishing in December 1954.

The name of the actor 猿之助 (Ennosuke) is shown on the round table to his left.

Ichikawa Ennosuke II applying makeup c. 1930s

Print Details

 IHL Catalog #1010
 Title/Description Ennosuke Applying Makeup
 Wada Sanzō (1883-1967)
 三造 Sanzō
unread rectangular seal of artist
 Publication Date 1950
 Publisher Kyoto Hangain 
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition fair - multiple vertical folds, a few spots of dirt and foxing; mounting remnants top verso
 Genre shin hanga
 Format oban
 H x W Paper 11 1/8 x 16 in. (28.3 x 40.6 cm) 
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