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Ichikawa Ennosuke II as Akutarô

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Ōta Masamitsu, Ichikawa Ennosuke II as Akutarô, 1955, color woodblock print on paper, Gift of Mrs. Fay Kramer, © unknown, research required, 91.48.2H

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Title

Ichikawa Ennosuke II as Akutarô

Related Titles

Series Title: Showa butai sugata (Figures of the Showa Stage)

Artist

Ōta Masamitsu (Japanese, 1893-1975)

Date

1955

Medium

color woodblock print on paper

Dimensions (H x W x D)

image: 14 1/8 in x 9 5/16 in; sheet: 16 1/4 in x 10 11/16 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

91.48.2H

Copyright

© unknown, research required

Terms

Japanese woodblock prints

paper

relief printing

relief prints

woodcut

Description

Ichikawa Ennosuke II (1888-1963), an actor adopted into the famous Ichikawa lineage, performed under stage name from October 1910 until May of 1963. Travel abroad in 1919 inspired him to create the Shunjûjkai, a study group of actors and playwrights who sought to create new plays. He is considered a dynamic and innovative actor who specialized in dance roles for male action heroes. He is shown here in the title role of “Akutarô (Bad Boy),” a dance-drama he inaugurated in 1924.

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