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Kabuki "Samurai Battle and Yukimura"

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Chikanobu Toyohara, Japanese, (1838–1912)
Chikanobu Yoshu, Japanese, (1838–1912)
Kabuki "Samurai Battle and Yukimura", 1882
ink and colors on paper
14 1/8 x 28 in. (36 x 71 cm)

Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Period: Meiji (Japan, 1869-1912)
Credit Line: Purchased with funds from the Aoki Endowment for Japanese Arts and Cultures
Accession Number: 2017.1.33

A kabuki scene. The famed military commander in the Sengoku Period, Sanada Yukimura (1567-1615), was the royal vassal of Toyotomi Hideyoshi. He was especially known for his heroic role in the "Siege of Osaka Castle."

Left: actor Bando Kakitsu (1847-1893) and actor Ichikawa Kintaro (1870-1949) (aka Matsumoto Koshiro); Center: actor Nakamura Shikan (1831-1899); Right: actor Ichikawa Danjuro (1838-1903) as Sanada Yukimura

The work is signed, "Yoshu Chikanobu."

ink and colors on paper

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