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Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (aka Yoshitoshi), Japanese, (1839–1892)
Snow; Onoe Baiko as Iwakura Sogen, 1890
Ink on Paper
14 1/4 in. x 28 3/8 in. (361.95 mm x 720.73 mm)

Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Period: Meiji (Japan, 1869-1912)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer
Accession Number: 93.3.103

Alternate Title: Setsu gekka no uchi: Yuki Iwakura Sogen Onoe Baiko

Stevenson, John, Beauty and Violence: Japanese Prints by Yoshitoshi 1839-1892. Society for Japanese Arts, 1992, pg. 90.

On mat, in pencil: Marer 423. Seals: right panel - upper right and lower right; left panel - lower right. Signed: Yoshitoshi ga. Artist's seal: Yoshitoshi. Carver: Hori Yu.

Colored ink woodblock on paper; oban; triptych.

Object Description
"This print depicts the famous actor Onoe Kikugoro V [also known as Onoe Baiko V] (1844-1903) impersonating the Buddhist monk Iwakura Seigen in the play “Hana fubuki.”  In the scene, Seigen dwells over his tragic decision to break all vows of chastity for the love of a courtesan. The monk’s lean, bent frame intersects with the snow-laden pine branches in the image, making reference to the weight they both bear, be it physical or psychological."
(EN, student in 2010 seminar ARHI154 Japanese Prints)

Akiyama Buemon.

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