Block printing: Katsukawa Shunsho [008]

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Title Block printing: Katsukawa Shunsho [008]
Collection Name and Number P0479 Lennox and Catherine Tierney Photo Collection
Photo Number Box 27, Japan, Kabuki, 102
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 1782
Subject Katsukawa, Shunshō, 1726-1793--Photographs; Block printing--Photographs; Ukiyoe--Photographs; Seki, Yūnosuke, -1868--Art--Photographs; Performing arts--Art--Photographs; Men--Art--Photographs; Actors--Art--Photographs; Male actors--Art--Photographs; Theater--Art--Photographs; Kabuki--Art--Photographs; Clothing and dress--Art--Photographs; Costume--Art--Photographs; Art; Ukiyoe; Clothing and dress; Theater
Keywords Costumes; Oban
Description Photo shows a block print depicting two actors behind the stage, circa 1782 by Katsukawa Shunsho (Japanese, 1726-1793)
Caption on Slide "Actors Sawamura Sojuro III and Yamashita Mangiku behind the Stage", circa 1782, Katsukawa Shunsho (Japanese, 1726-1793).
Additional Information Image was scanned from color slide. Note: Similar images can be found on the Huntington Archive (The John C. and Susan L. Huntington Photographic Archive of Buddhist and Asian Art at Ohio State University) website and the Art Institute of Chicago website: Note: "Katsukawa Shunshō (1726 - January 19, 1793) was a Japanese painter and printmaker in the ukiyo-e style, and the leading artist of the Katsukawa school. Shunshō studied under Miyagawa Shunsui, son and student of Miyagawa Chōshun, both equally famous and talented ukiyo-e artists. Shunshō is most well known for introducing a new form of yakusha-e, prints depicting Kabuki actors. However, his bijinga (images of beautiful women) paintings, while less famous, are said by some scholars to be "the best in the second half of the [18th] century."--Wikipedia. Note: "Ōban: a print size [approximately] 10 x 15 inches (25 x 38 cm)."--Masterworks of Ukiyo-e…by Muneshige Narazaki, English translation by John Bester, page 21. Note: LC Heading: Seki Yūnosuke aka: Sawamura Sōnojū aka: Kawachi Ainosuke Note: Original caption information for this image provided as: "Katsukawa Shunsho "The Actors Sawamura Sojuro III and Yamashita Mangiku in the Green Room" oban c. 1782 Japan."
Type Image
Creator Tierney, Lennox
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ARK ark:/87278/s6mg85m3
Digitization Specifications Original scanned on Nikon Coolscan 5000 and saved as 2700 ppi TIFF. Display image generated in CONTENTdm as JP2000.
Donor Tierney, Lennox; Catherine Tierney
Setname uum_lctpc
Date Created 2011-03-08
Date Modified 2015-09-24
ID 333161
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