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Yamashita Kinsaku II in an Unidentified Role

A work made of color woodblock print; hosoban.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of color woodblock print; hosoban.

Date:

c. 1776

Artist:

Katsukawa Shunko (Japanese, 1743-1812)

About this artwork

This single print shows a dancer performing a sequence within a Kabuki play performed at the Nakamura Theater in Edo (now Tokyo) in 1773. It tells the story of a young warrior out viewing maple leaves at the height of autumn. He meets a beautiful stranger who is really a mountain demon in disguise. The actor portraying her is holding up a demon (hannya) mask. This print is by Katsukawa Shunkō, Katsukawa Shunshō’s pupil.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of Asia

Artist

Katsukawa Shunkо̄

Title

Yamashita Kinsaku II in an Unidentified Role

Place

Japan (Artist's nationality:)

Date  Dates are not always precisely known, but the Art Institute strives to present this information as consistently and legibly as possible. Dates may be represented as a range that spans decades, centuries, dynasties, or periods and may include qualifiers such as c. (circa) or BCE.

1771–1781

Medium

Color woodblock print; hosoban

Dimensions

31.4 × 15.1 cm (12 3/8 × 5 15/16 in.)

Credit Line

Clarence Buckingham Collection

Reference Number

1925.2398

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