Torii Kiyomasu II (Japanese, 1706-1750). <em>Actor Segawa Kikujir┼Ź I as Senju-no-mae</em>, ca. 1731-1740. Woodblock print on paper with watercolor and lacquer, 13 3/16 x 6 1/8 in. (33.5 x 15.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Collection Fund, 16.532 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 16.532_IMLS_SL2.jpg)

Actor Segawa Kikujir┼Ź I as Senju-no-mae

Artist:Torii Kiyomasu II

Medium: Woodblock print on paper with watercolor and lacquer

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1731-1740

Dimensions: 13 3/16 x 6 1/8 in. (33.5 x 15.5 cm)


Accession Number: 16.532

Image: 16.532_IMLS_SL2.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Urushie: lacquer print with color applied by hand Condition: badly repaired at corners, stained, rubbed, soiled Signature: Torii Kiyomasu II Remarks: Publisher: Iseya Hosoban. The print combines several techniques: it is printed in black ink, then printed again to apply black lacquer on the actor's sash (this is now lifting up in places), then color was applied by hand to select areas. The story of Senju-no-mae was popular in Kabuki and elsewhere. After falling in love with a doomed warrior, the courtesan takes refuge in a Buddhist monastery.

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