Portrait of Kabuki Actor Nakamura Kichiemon

「中村吉右衛門像」

Japanese
Shôwa era
1947 (Shôwa 22)
Artist Sekino Jun'ichirô (Japanese, 1914–1988)


Catalogue Raisonné

Statler, ed. Endo, Yomigaetta geijutsu (2009), pl. 38; Sekino Jun'ichirô hanga sakuhin shû (1997), list #75, photo p. 140; MFAB Bulletin #334 (1965), pp. 206-7; Statler, Modern J. Prints (1956), pl. 38

Dimensions

57.5 x 47.5 cm (22 5/8 x 18 11/16 in. )

Accession Number

65.1130

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print; ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

With an image in the background of actor Segawa Tomisaburo II as Yadogiri, after a woodblock print by Sharaku, but reversed; see 11.14682, 21.5826.
THis impression has the title written in ink, together with the artist’s signature, at the upper left.

Signed

Jun'ichirô (in Japanese, in ink at upper left); Zyun Sekino (in romanization, in pencil at upper left)

Markings

Artist's seal: Sekino

Provenance

1965, gift of Robert T. Paine to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of Robert T. Paine

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.