Nakajima Wadaemon as Jizo, Offering His Life for a Land Owner
On View: Asian Galleries, North, 2nd floor (Japan)
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
Edo period, Kansei 6
12 3/4 x 6 in. (32.4 x 15.2 cm)
Ella C. Woodward Memorial Fund
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