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Title

Bandō Jusaburo III as Mizuhiki Seigorō in 'Fight of Megumi' (Bandō Jusaburo III Mizuhiki Seigorō)

1928

Artist

Natori Shunsen

Japan

1886 - 1960

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Shôwa period 1926 - 1988 → Japan
    Date
    1928
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    woodblock print, embossing; ink and colour on paper
    Dimensions
    37.8 x 26.0 cm image; 40.2 x 27.0 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed u.r., in Japanese, ink [incised on block] "Shunsen ga [picture by Shunsen]" [and artist's seal]. Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased 1986
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    75.1986
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Natori Shunsen

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  • About

    The actor Bandō Jusaburo III (1886-1954) was born in Osaka and began his kabuki career when he was just five years old. He is shown in this image in the role of sumo wrestler Mizuhiki Seigorō in the kabuki play ‘Fight of Megumi (Megumi no kenka)’. First performed in the early 1880s, the play was based on an 1805 altercation in Tokyo between sumo wrestlers and firefighters in which one man was killed. The artist Natori Shunsen (1886-1960) is well known for his expressive representations of the kabuki actors he admired during the 1920s and 30s.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

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