Nakajima Wadaemon as Jizo, Offering His Life for a Land Owner
Sharaku’s full-length actor portraits are less celebrated than his more graphically striking half-length compositions, but they often depict their subjects with great sensitivity. Here, an older actor is shown onstage, playing a heroic, self-sacrificing character.
Color woodblock print on paper
Eleventh month of 1794
Edo period, Kansei 6
Ella C. Woodward Memorial Fund
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Toshusai Sharaku (Japanese, active 1794-1795). Nakajima Wadaemon as Jizo, Offering His Life for a Land Owner, Eleventh month of 1794. Color woodblock print on paper, 12 3/4 x 6 in. (32.4 x 15.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Ella C. Woodward Memorial Fund, 45.158.2 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 45.158.2_IMLS_PS3.jpg)
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