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- Previous Owner(s)
Anne van Biema American, 1915 - 2004
Active in the early phase of full-color printing, the artist Buncho developed a distinctive style of portraying actors. Here Ichikawa Komazo II (later Matsumoto Koshiro IV, 1737-1802) poses with his sleeve extended to display his crest and the luxurious pattern of a phoenix against the green ground of his kimono. His colorful and extravagant costume is appropriate for his role as a high-ranking warrior in a period play on the subject of the Soga brothers' vendetta to avenge their father's death. The scene takes place in a brothel in the Yoshiwara, where a courtesan's tobacco smoking set rests on the floor.
- Published References
- Ann Yonemura with contributions by et al. Masterful Illusions: Japanese Prints from the Anne van Biema Collection. Seattle and Washington. cat. 8, p. 68-69.
- Collection Area(s)
- Japanese Art
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