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Actor Nakamura Nakazō I as disguised warrior
  • Katsukawa Shunshō
    1726–1792
    active: Japan
  • Actor Nakamura Nakazō I as disguised warrior, 1777, 1st month, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 322 x 150 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 12 5/8 x 5 7/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 324 x 150 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 12 3/4 x 5 7/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 1928.0988
Description

The actor Nakamura Nakazō I (1736-1790) as warrior in disguise. Armour is covering his arms. Pine tree on right. Likely actor is in role of Taira no Kagekiyo in the play Edo Shitate Kosode Soga, which played at the Morita-za from 1777 as a New Years play.