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The Actor Ichikawa Yaozo III in the Role of Fuwa Banzaemon from the Play "Ukiyozuka hiyoku no inazuma"

Artist:
Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825)
Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
1774
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
14 7/8 x 9 5/8 in. (37.8 x 24.4 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Howard Mansfield Collection, Purchase, Rogers Fund, 1936
Accession Number:
JP2722
Not on view
Ichikawa Yaozo III (1747–1818), a student of Danjūrō V, is shown in the role of Fuwa Banzaemon, who is a rival with Nagoya Sanza for the love of the same women. Yaozo wears a "thunder" robe, a striking pattern of lightning and clouds, embellished with the crest of the three nested squares. His straw hat rests on the ground behind him. Toyokuni added delicate touches of color to this bold print, such as light blue for details of Banzaemon's eyes and beard and light pink on the folds of the fan.
Signature: Toyokuni ga

Inscription: The actor's art name Tachibanaya is printed under the title of the series.
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