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Matsumoto Kôshirô VIII as Matsuômaru

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Ōta Masamitsu, Matsumoto Kôshirô VIII as Matsuômaru, 1954, color woodblock print, Gift of Mrs. Fay Kramer, © unknown, research required, 91.48.1F

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Title

Matsumoto Kôshirô VIII as Matsuômaru

Related Titles

Series Title: Gendai butai geika (Flowers of the Modern Stage)

Artist

Ōta Masamitsu (Japanese, 1893-1975)

Date

1954

Medium

color woodblock print

Dimensions (H x W x D)

image: 14 11/16 in x 9 7/8 in; sheet: 16 7/8 in x 10 13/16 in

Collection Area

Asian Art; Graphic Arts

Category

Prints

Japanese Modern Prints

Object Type

relief print

Culture

Japanese

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Fay Kramer

Accession Number

91.48.1F

Copyright

© unknown, research required

Terms

Japanese woodblock prints

relief printing

relief prints

woodcut

Description

Matsumoto Kôshirô (1910-1982), born into a famous family of kabuki actors, performed under that stage name from Setpember 1949 until October 1981. One of the great masters of male action roles in the 20th century, he was recognized by the Japanese government as a “Living National Treasure” for preserving and maintaining a classical art form. He is portrayed here in the role of Matsuômaru in a Kuruma-biki scene.

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