Natori Shunsen


Collected Portraits of Shunsen (Supplement): Actor Onoe Kikugoro VI as Omatsuri Sashichi
(Shunsen nigao shu tsuika: Rokusei Onoe Kikugoro, Omatsuri Sashichi)

signed Shunsen with artist's seal Shunsen, publisher Watanabe Shozaburo's seal Watanabe-ko, at lower right, inscribed by a collector in pencil on bottom margin, SHUNSEN, with the actor's yago (guild name), OTOWAYO (Otowaya), ca. 1930s

oban tate-e 15 7/8 by 11 in., 40.2 by 27.8 cm

The actor Onoe Kikugoro VI (1885-1949) is in the role of the fireman Omarsuri Sashichi from the play Edo sodachi Omatsuri Sashichi (Edo-raied Festival Sashichi) by the kabuki playwrite Kawatake Shinshichi III (1842-1901).

Yamaguchi Keizoro, Shunsen Natori Exhibition Catalogue, Kushigata, 1991, p. 52, no. 48
Kozo Yamada, Shunsen Natori: Collection of the Kushigata Shunsen Museum of Art, 2002, p. 37, cat. no. 42
(inv. no. C-1371)

price: $400


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