(Japan 1886 – 1960)
Bandō Jusaburo III as Mizuhiki Seigorō in 'Fight of Megumi' (Bandō Jusaburo III Mizuhiki Seigorō)
- Not on display
- Further information
The actor Bandō Jusaburo III (1886-1954) was born in Osaka and began his kabuki career when he was just five years old. He is shown in this image in the role of sumo wrestler Mizuhiki Seigorō in the kabuki play ‘Fight of Megumi (Megumi no kenka)’. First performed in the early 1880s, the play was based on an 1805 altercation in Tokyo between sumo wrestlers and firefighters in which one man was killed. The artist Natori Shunsen (1886-1960) is well known for his expressive representations of the kabuki actors he admired during the 1920s and 30s.
- Place of origin
- Japan: Shôwa period 1926–1988
- woodblock print, embossing; ink and colour on paper
- 37.8 x 26.0 cm image; 40.2 x 27.0 cm sheet
- Signature & date
Signed u.r., in Japanese, ink [incised on block] "Shunsen ga [picture by Shunsen]" [and artist's seal]. Not dated.
- Purchased 1986
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