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Actor Ichikawa Yaozō III in fox dance
  • Katsukawa Shunshō
    1726–1792
    active: Japan
  • Actor Ichikawa Yaozō III in fox dance, 1786, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 302 x 134 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 11 7/8 x 5 1/4 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 302 x 134 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 11 7/8 x 5 1/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.0986
Description

Image of a man (Actor Ichikawa Yaozō (1747-1818) as Kusunoki Uraminosuke) dancing with a fan in a landscape. He is disguised as a male fox from Tsukamaro. The man is full length in a beige robe that is darker on the bottom half with a floral pattern along the hem. He holds a white fan trimmed in pink in his right hand. He is looking to the left. He is bald on the top of his head with long hair and sideburns. There is a red bundle of grain to his right and a flowering plant to his left. Play performed at the Nakamura Theater in Edo, 11th month, 1786. Karazuri (blind printing) in details on costume.