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Maker(s):Kitao Shigemasa
Culture:Japanese (1739-1820)
Title:Actor Ichikawa Raizo as Kyo no Jiro Suketoshi
Date Made:1759-1762
Materials:Woodblock print (woodcut); nishiki-e, ink and colors on paper
Place Made:Asia; Japan
Measurements:Sheet/Image: 11 1/2 in x 5 5/16 in; 29.2 cm x 13.5 cm
Narrative Inscription:  SIGNATURE: recto, lwr. r. (black ink): [Japanese character, Kitao Shigemasa hitsu]; TITLE: recto, upp. r. (black ink): [Japanese character, Kyo no Jiro Suketoshi / Ichigawa Raizo Kashiwa sha]; INSCRIPTION: recto, upp. ctr. (black ink): [Japanese character, [ill.]]; INSCRIPTION: recto, lwr. l. (black ink): [Japanese character, Toriaburacho]; SEAL: recto, lwr. l. (black ink): [Japanese character, Jin Hanmoto].
Accession Number:  MH 1973.356.Q.RII
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Louis C. Black
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Vertical full figure of the actor Ichikawa Raizo, dressed in orange and grey kimono and wearing double swords, lookgin to the upper right. Publisher is Maruya Jinpachi (Enjudo, Tokokudo) (c. 1759-1872).

actors; male; kabuki; swords; pose; portraits

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