Portrait of the actor Ichimura Uzaemon XIII in the role of Sakuramaru in the kabuki play Sugawara denju Tenarai Kagami

Utagawa Kunisada, Artist

This is one of the prints in our collection. It was made in 1861. The place where it was made is unknown.
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Image 350 x 246mm
woodblock print in nishiki-e (brocade) style
This image is representative of the Edo period (1615-1867) ukiyo-e – ‘floating world pictures' and is the portrait of an actor in the the kabuki play Sugawara denju Tenarai Kagami, in season at the Ichimura Theatre in Edo from October 17th 1861.

Illustrates aspects of the highly decorative and colourful nishiki-e ‘brocade print’ style, and demonstrates the apogee of nineteenth and early twentieth century woodblock print craftsmanship that represented the unique collaborative efforts of artist, publisher, block carver and printer.

Info from Doctor David Bell, University of Otago June 2010.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua, Whanganui. Gift of Miss D. Collier, 1977.
Collection Type
Permanent collection
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