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Maker(s):Yashima Gakutei
Culture:Japanese (ca. 1786-1868)
Title:Untitled [Still Life with Fans and Calligraphy Accoutrements with poem by Jingairō Kiyozumi]
Date Made:ca. 1819
Type:Print
Materials:woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper with metallic and embossed embellishements
Place Made:Asia; Japan; Edo
Measurements:sheet: 8 in x 7 1/8 in ; 20.3 cm x 18.1 cm
Accession Number:  AC 1995.43
Credit Line:Gift of William Green
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College
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Description:
Still life of accoutrements of popular kabuki actor Ichikawa Danjūrō VII, including writing implements, tanzaku poetry cards, and folding fans with symbols of the actor: a miniature portrait of the actor in his famous Shibaraku role, a poem composed by him, and a peony in bloom. Poem on top by Jingairō Kiyozumi.

Label Text:
One fan bears a poem by Ichikawa Danjuro VII, others show the peony, a personal symbol, and his portrait in a Shibaraku role. The verse is by Jingairo Kiyozumi. - BB, 7/28/2014

Tags:
flowers; portraits; still lifes; text; writing

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