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The actors Ichikawa Danjuro V as a skeleton, spirit of the renegade monk Seigen (left), and Iwai Hanshiro IV as Princess Sakura (right), in the joruri "Sono Omokage Matsu ni Sakura (Vestiges of Pine and Cherry)," from part two of the play "Edo no Hana Mimasu Soga (Flower of Edo: An Ichikawa Soga)," performed at the Nakamura Theater from the first day of the second month, 1783

A woodblock print of a human skeleton prancing toward a female figure, cowering on the floor in front of a decorative screen. The background is a deep black.
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  • A woodblock print of a human skeleton prancing toward a female figure, cowering on the floor in front of a decorative screen. The background is a deep black.

Date:

1783

Artist:

Katsukawa Shunsho 勝川 春章
Japanese, 1726-1792

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Status

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Department

Arts of Asia

Artist

Katsukawa Shunsho

Title

The actors Ichikawa Danjuro V as a skeleton, spirit of the renegade monk Seigen (left), and Iwai Hanshiro IV as Princess Sakura (right), in the joruri "Sono Omokage Matsu ni Sakura (Vestiges of Pine and Cherry)," from part two of the play "Edo no Hana Mimasu Soga (Flower of Edo: An Ichikawa Soga)," performed at the Nakamura Theater from the first day of the second month, 1783

Origin

Japan

Date

1783

Medium

Color woodblock print; hosoban diptych

Inscriptions

SIGNATURE Shunshô-ga

Dimensions

Right: 32.9 × 15 cm (12 15/16 × 5 7/8 in.); left: 32.9 × 15.2 cm (12 15/16 × 6 in.)

Credit Line

Clarence Buckingham Collection

Reference Number

1938.491

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