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Colour woodblock print with powdered mica ground. The kabuki actor Otani Oniji III as the servant Edobei in mid-pose in play 'The Loved Wife's Parti-Coloured Reins'. Signed, sealed and marked.
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Height: 36.20 centimetres
Width: 24.40 centimetres
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The evil Edobei confronting the good servant Ippei. Fingers splayed in readiness for the fight, the artist has emphasised the full dramatic tension of the moment of a 'mie,' a cross-eyed stage pose. (Label copy, TTC 1995)
One of Sharaku's most celebrated portraits, showing Oniji in the part of the servant Edobei in mid-pose, from 'The Loved Wife's Parti-Coloured Reins' (see also nos 137-8, 144-6). The signature is 'Painted by Toshusai Sharaku'.
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- Exhibition history
1997 13 Oct-1998 5 Jan, India, New Delhi, National Museum, The Enduring Image
1998 9 Feb-3 May, India, Mumbai, Sir Caswasjee Jahangir Hall, The Enduring Image
2001, 30 Jan-8 Apr, BM Japanese Galleries, 'Arts of Japan: Recently repaired paintings, Ukiyo-e IV'
2019 October - 2020 April, BM Mitsubishi Corporation Japanese Galleries
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- Associated Event: Koinyobo somewake tazuna 恋女房染分手綱 (The Loved Wife's Parti-Coloured Reins) (performed at Kawarasaki-za theatre in May 1794)
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Associated Title: Koinyobo somewake tazuna 恋女房染分手綱 (The Loved Wife's Parti-Coloured Reins) (play)
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