Eighteen Kabuki Plays: Kan U, 1915-1916
Ink on Paper
26.2 cm x 20.4 cm (10 5/16 in. x 8 1/16 in.)
Signed: 'Kiyotada' with red 'Torii' seal.
Colored ink woodblock on off-white paper. Chuban tate-e.
Showa period color woodblock print of the actor Ichikawa Danjuro sitting on a white horse holding a spear decorated with a dragon head in his right hand. In Kan U, Kagekiyo, a Japanese general, assumes the identity of Kan U, a Chinese military hero, so that he can reveal the nefarious plot hatched by a general who takes the identity of a different Chinese military figure. The exotic costumes and settings possible in this production made it a popular kabuki play.
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