The actor Arashi Ryuzo II as Hachijo, Wet Nurse of Taira no Kiyomori, in act three of the play Gempei Hashiragoyomi (Pillar Calendar of the Genji and Heike Clans)
Edo period, 1795
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Creator Name: Katsukawa, Shun'ei
Creator Nationality: Asian; Far East Asian; Japanese
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: Japanese; 1762-1819 Asia,East Asia,Japan
Creator Active Place: Asia,East Asia,Japan
Creator Name-CRT: Katsukawa Shun'ei
Title: The actor Arashi Ryuzo II as Hachijo, Wet Nurse of Taira no Kiyomori, in act three of the play Gempei Hashiragoyomi (Pillar Calendar of the Genji and Heike Clans)
Title Type: preferred
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Creation Start Date: 1795
Creation End Date: 1795
Creation Date: Edo period, 1795
Creation Place: Asia,East Asia,Japan
Object Type: Prints
Classification Term: Woodblock
Materials and Techniques: Woodblock print; part of a multisheet composition
Dimensions: Hosoban; 32.2 x 14.9 cm
Inscriptions: SIGNATURE Shun'ei gaCENSOR'S SEAL Kiwame
AMICA Contributor: The Art Institute of Chicago
Owner Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
ID Number: 1925.2396
Credit Line: The Art Institute of Chicago, The Clarence Buckingham Collection
Subject Description: Arashi Ryuzo II normally played evil male characters (jitsu aku), but here he appears in one of his rare female roles, as Hachijo, wet nurse of the dictator Taira no Kiyomori (1118-1181), in the historical play Gempei Hashira-goyomi, performed at the Kiri Theater in the eleventh month of 1795. Hachijo's grim expression suggests that this was also an evil role. Her brow is furrowed, there are dark circles under her deep-set eyes, and she stands with her hands splayed tensely in front of her, one arm withdrawn from her bright orange kimono to reveal a somber gray robe beneath. Behind her stands a large wicker basket, and the background consists of hanging reed blinds and sliding doors decorated with the 'ring and chrysanthemum' (kangiku) crest of the actorSawamura Sojuro III.Ryuzo II's pose, facing out of the composition to the right, strongly suggests that this is a multisheet print.
AMICA ID: AIC_.1925.2396
AMICA Library Year: 1999
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Copyright The Art Institute of Chicago, 1999
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