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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


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.


Details


Place where the work was made

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


Artist information

NATORI Shunsen

Works in the collection

3


Place

Where the work was made
Japan

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Heroes and villains: from Japan's floating world, Sydney, May 2001, 8. cat.no. 3.14