Torii Kiyonobu I (Japanese, 1664-1729). <em>Actor Nakamura Gentaro as Takiguchi's Wife Shinonome</em>, circa 1702. Woodblock print, Sheet: 28 x 22 in. (71.1 x 55.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Louis V. Ledoux, 48.15.10 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 48.15.10_IMLS_PS3.jpg)

Actor Nakamura Gentaro as Takiguchi's Wife Shinonome

Artist:Torii Kiyonobu I

Medium: Woodblock print

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:circa 1702

Dimensions: Sheet: 28 x 22 in. (71.1 x 55.9 cm) Image: 20 1/8 x 12 1/4 in. (51.1 x 31.1 cm)


Accession Number: 48.15.10

Image: 48.15.10_IMLS_PS3.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Large Sumi-e Definitive Catalogue No.: Ledoux Catalogue, Vol. I, no. 7, reproduced.. Condition: Good, slight foxing at lower right corner; horizontal splice 85mm from lower edge of paper. The Actor Nakamura Gentaro is documented as having played Shinome at the Ichimura theater in the 11th month of 1702, in the drama "Yorimacha Horaizan." He was a wakaonnagata, or actor who specialized in playing young women, especially princesses. The part of Takiguchi, the husband, was played by Ikushima Shingoro.

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