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Sakata Sajūrō I as a Samurai’s Manservant

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.1770

Artist:

Ippitsusai Bunchō
Japanese, active c. 1755-90

About this artwork

The black sky in this image is a perfect backdrop for the weather. Here the driving rain pours down on a manservant who has just sliced in half the lantern hanging from the pine tree above him. As with many prints depicting Kabuki actors, we cannot identify the character or the play he comes from.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of Asia

Artist

Ippitsusai Buncho

Title

Sakata Sajūrō I as a Samurai’s Manservant

Place

Japan (Object made in)

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.

1763–1775

Medium

Color woodblock print; hosoban

Dimensions

31.2 × 13.9 cm (12 5/16 × 5 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Clarence Buckingham Collection

Reference Number

1928.999

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