Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
10 3/8 x 14 3/4 in. (26.4 x 37.5 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1918
Not on view
The versatile artist Okumura Masanobu portrayed the great actor Ichikawa Danjūrō I (1660–1704) playing the role of a swaggering hero, or aragoto, Soga Gorō—the role that made him famous. Soga Gorō performed one of his courageous deeds during a hunting trip at the foot of Mount Fuji, where he and his brother avenged the murder of their father.
Originally a page of an album, this print was a memorial portrait of Danjūrō I, made several years after his death.
Signature: None. From a folding album only on the end sheet, JP 547.