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Maker(s):Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III); Kawaguchiya Shōzō, publisher
Culture:Japanese (1786–1864); Japanese (active ca. 1824–1852)
Title:Ichikawa Danjūrō VIII as a White-pawed Monkey and His Son Ichikawa Shinnosuke I as a Baby Monkey ('Tejiro no saru ichikawa danjūrō kozaru ichikawa shinnosuke')
Date Made:1839
Materials:polychrome woodblock print
Place Made:Edo
Measurements:overall: 14 1/8 in x 10 3/8 in ; 35.9 cm x 26.4 cm
Accession Number:  AC 2005.60
Credit Line:Gift of William Green
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

ōban tate-e; nishiki-e; yakusha-e; central panel of a triptych

Label Text:
This print depicts two popular actors in the role of monkeys. The inlaid square pattern on the large monkey’s robes is the symbol and crest of the Ichikawa clan. In the Edo period, most professions were hereditary, and acting was no exception. Of the various prominent acting families of Kunisada’s time, the Ichikawa family was perhaps the most renowned, and was certainly one of the most popular. Perhaps owing to the tightly intertwined nature of the kabuki and ukiyo-e enterprises, Kunisada, who enjoyed a reputation as one of the most prolific and esteemed print artists in Edo because of his opulent designs and detailed line-work, enjoyed a close friendship with Ichikawa Danjūrō VIII.
- BB, ed., 2015

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