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Toyonari Yamamura (aka Koka Yamamura), Japanese, (1885–1942)
New Portraits (Shin Nigao): Onoe Matsusuke as Hunter Chosuke, 1915
Ink on paper
7.1 x 4.5 in.

Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Period: Taisho (Japan, 1912-1925)
Credit Line: Purchased with funds from the Aoki Endowment for Japanese Arts and Cultures
Accession Number: 2010.1.15

Alternate Title: Shin Nigao: Onoe Matsusuke as Hunter Chosuke

Artist's seal: "ka"

Object Description
From the series "Shin Nigao" (New Portraits). Kabuki actor Onoe Matsusuke in the role of hunter Chosuke. "Shin Nigao" was a short-lived magazine series started in 1915 for 5 issues. Several artists contributed one or two prints for the series which showcased more individual approaches to actors' portraits.

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