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Colour woodblock print with powdered mica ground. Actors Nakayama Tomisaburo as Umegawa and Ichikawa Komazo II as her lover Chubei; walking under umbrella. 1 of 2 impressions. Signed, sealed and marked.
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Height: 36.10 centimetres
Width: 24 centimetres
- Curator's comments
[Ichikawa Komazo III as Kameya Chubei and Nakamura Tomisaburo as Umegawa]
In the 8th month, 1794 Sharaku uses a dark mica background one last time to express the night scene of the lovers Umegawa and Chubei on their way to commit love-suicide. (Label copy, TTC 1995)
The Players are Nakayama Tomisaburo as Umegawa and Ichikawa Komazo n as her feckless lover Chubei in one of the many versions of this favourite subject. On this occasion it was a 'joruri shosagoto' (recited dance-drama) given as part of the bill at the Kiri-za theatre in August 1794. The signature is 'Painted by Toshusai Sharaku'
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- Exhibition history
2019-2020 19 Nov-19 Jan, Edo-Tokyo Museum, Japan, Masters of Ukiyo-e: Five Favorite Artists of Edo Japan
2011 Apr- May, Tokyo, Tokyo National Museum, 'Tõshusai Sharaku-His Art and Age'
2001, 30 Jan-8 Apr, BM Japanese Galleries, 'Arts of Japan: Recently repaired paintings, Ukiyo-e IV'
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- Associated Event: Joruri shosagoto (performed at Kiri-za theatre in August 1794)
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