Toshusai Sharaku (Japanese, active 1794-1795). <em>Ichikawa Ebizo IV as Takemura Sadanoshin</em>, 1794/5. Color woodblock print with mica on paper, 14 3/8 x 9 7/16 in. (36.5 x 24 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Frederic B. Pratt, 42.85 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 42.85_IMLS_SL2.jpg)

Ichikawa Ebizo IV as Takemura Sadanoshin

Artist:Toshusai Sharaku

Medium: Color woodblock print with mica on paper

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Dimensions: 14 3/8 x 9 7/16 in. (36.5 x 24 cm)


Accession Number: 42.85

Image: 42.85_IMLS_SL2.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Definitive Catalogue No.: Henderson and Ledoux. 16. Vignier-Inada. 264. Condition: good. Trimmed at bottom and right. Blue (now green) retouched. Black in hair retouched, also mouth. Paper: Japan Remarks: From the play, "Koinyobo Somewake Tazuna," 1794. From SHARAKU exhibition catalogue: "From the play "Koinyobo Somewaketazuna" at Kawarazaki-za theater in Edo. Takemura Sadanoshin is a Noh play actor in the play, who had to commit seppuku because of the disgrace by his daughter Shigenoi. Sharaku produced nine -O-ban prints about the play. Toshusai Sharaku ga, the signature, and the seals of publisher Tsutaya at left. Note: alternate name for this character is Takemura Sadanojo.

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