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Ichikawa Danjuro IV in the Role of the Monk Mongaku from the Play Hana-zumo Genji-biki

Artist:
Katsukawa Shunshō (Japanese, 1726–1792)
Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
1775
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Triptych of polychrome woodblock prints; ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
Overall: 12 5/8 x 5 1/2 in. (32.1 x 14 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1918
Accession Number:
JP389a–c
Not on view
Ichikawa Danjūrō IV as the monk Mongaku stands at the center of this composition. Nakamura Rikō as Chitose is on the left, Nakamura Nakazō I as Sakon-gitsune on the right. The three actors, mimicking the dance of the fox, seem somewhat perturbed by the rats they have attracted.
Signature: Shunsho ga
Frank Lloyd Wright American, Richland Center, Wisconsin 1867–1959 Phoenix, Arizona , Richland Center, WI and Phoenix, AZ (before 1918; sold to MMA)
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