Natori Shunsen, Otani Tomoemon VI as Kan Shojo (Sugawara Michizane) in 'Sugawara's secrets of calligraphy' Enlarge 1 /1

Natori Shunsen

Japan 1886 – 1960

Otani Tomoemon VI as Kan Shojo (Sugawara Michizane) in 'Sugawara's secrets of calligraphy' [Otani Tomoemon VI Ankyo no Kanshojo] 1927 Description: the actor Otani Tomoemon VI in the role of Kan Shojo (Sugawara Michizane) in the kabuki drama Sugawara Michizane [Sugawara denju tenarai kagami]

Collection Title: Collection of creative portraits by Shunsen [Sosaku-hanga Shunsen nigao shu]
Title Notes: Actor portrait, statesman, historical figure
Page: 20
Place made: Tokyo, Kanto, Tokyo metropolis, Japan
Materials & Technique: prints, ink and colour on paper woodblock print, printed in colour from multiple blocks Support: paper

Primary Insc: signed 'Shunsen' and his seal 'Natori' imprint of publisher, Watanabe
Tertiary Insc: Otani Tomoemon VI Ankyo no Kanshojo
Dimensions: sheet 40.4 h x 27.6 w cm image 38.2 h x 25.8 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of Orde Poynton Esq, AO CMG 2001
Accession No: NGA 2001.94